schizoaffective

adjective
schizo·​af·​fec·​tive | \ ˈskit-(ˌ)sō-a-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce schizoaffective (audio) \
variants: or less commonly schizo-affective

Definition of schizoaffective

: 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 His sister, Jeanne Koetje, was desperately seeking help for the 65-year-old, who had schizoaffective disorder and diabetes. Anna Wilde Mathews, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2021 According to his autopsy report, Marroquin had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a mental health condition similar to schizophrenia that can cause hallucinations and severe mood shifts. Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Dec. 2021 Her son, who is now 32, was in and out of jail before he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and found a successful medication regimen. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Nov. 2021 In December 2018, Ahmaud was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. CBS News, 27 Nov. 2021 The national nonprofit was co-founded by actress Glenn Close after her sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and her nephew with schizoaffective disorder. The Arizona Republic, 18 Nov. 2021 Townsend had been diagnosed with a number of psychiatric disorders in the past, including schizoaffective disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse, according to Hurst and Law. oregonlive, 15 Nov. 2021 Jessie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and Pick was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2001. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 5 Nov. 2021 McEwen, a day-care teacher, provided in-home care for her mother, who suffered from bipolar schizoaffective disorder and early onset dementia. Washington Post, 1 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of schizoaffective

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schizoaffective

schizo- + affective

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8 Jan 2022

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“Schizoaffective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizoaffective. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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schizoaffective

adjective
schizo·​af·​fec·​tive | \ -a-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce schizoaffective (audio) \
variants: also schizo-affective

Medical Definition of schizoaffective

: 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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