schizoaffective

adjective

schizo·​af·​fec·​tive ˈskit-(ˌ)sō-a-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce schizoaffective (audio)
variants or less commonly schizo-affective
: relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder (such as major depression or bipolar disorder)
schizoaffective patients
schizoaffective disorder

Examples of schizoaffective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kristen diagnoses bipolar schizoaffective disorder, which doesn’t quite explain how Katherine had the strength to toss three guards across the room the day before. Kimberly Roots, TVLine, 27 June 2024 Yet another psychologist — the lone clinician called to testify by prosecutors — argued that Patel instead suffered from schizoaffective disorder. Jakob Rodgers, The Mercury News, 20 June 2024 His lawyer said Williams has a 20-year history of mental illness that includes a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and depression and problems with delusions and paranoid thoughts. Chad Murphy, The Enquirer, 30 May 2024 Landy exerted inordinate control over Wilson, who had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and mild bipolar disorder. Theresa Braine, New York Daily News, 30 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for schizoaffective 

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Word History

Etymology

schizo- + affective

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schizoaffective was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Schizoaffective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizoaffective. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

schizoaffective

adjective
schizo·​af·​fec·​tive -a-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce schizoaffective (audio)
variants also schizo-affective
: relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder (such as major depression or bipolar disorder)
schizoaffective disorders
schizoaffective patients
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