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 Another lived in Minneapolis and battled Parkinson’s disease and had a schizoaffective disorder. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, "2-plus years in prison for money manager who used disabled Minnesota vets to steal $365K in benefits," 10 Nov. 2020 Barrette has a history of mental illness, according to authorities, and has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Accused Metairie spree killer Sean Barrette found incompetent to stand trial," 4 Nov. 2020 Bush, who has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, recently was found competent to stand trial in the state prosecution. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville lawmakers offer hate crime law 2 years after fatal shooting of two Black people," 23 Oct. 2020 Huntsville psychologist Roger Rinn testified Wednesday afternoon that Michelle Owens was diagnosed with having schizoaffective disorder in 2019, according to White. Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, al, "Alabama man testifies mother acted ‘weird’ before father’s fatal shooting," 22 Oct. 2020 One woman had schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, drug-addiction and a history of assaulting staff. Shalini Ramachandran, WSJ, "A Hidden Cost of Covid: Shrinking Mental-Health Services," 9 Oct. 2020 In the motion filed with the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 6, defense attorney Paul Fleming said Barrette has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and is completely unable to assist in his defense. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Attorney calls alleged Metairie spree killer most mentally ill client he’s ever represented," 13 Aug. 2020 In the following days, Kalyankar, who is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and hyper-anxiety, started having frequent panic attacks. Hiren Mansukhani, Quartz India, "College students in India are being forced to take exams despite the risks of Covid-19," 12 Aug. 2020 That's what 37-year-old Dawn Paulson said about having schizoaffective disorder. Hillary Gavan, Star Tribune, "Mom with schizoaffective disorder works to end stigma," 8 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of schizoaffective

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schizoaffective

schiz- + affective

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15 Nov 2020

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“Schizoaffective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizoaffective. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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