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DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Schizoaffective Disorder

A. uninterrupted period of illness during which there is either a major depressive episode (MDE), manic episode, or a mixed episode concurrent with symptoms meeting criteria A for schizophrenia

B. in the same period, delusions or hallucinations for at least 2 weeks in the absence of prominent mood symptoms

C. symptoms that meet criteria for a mood episode are present for a substantial portion of total duration of active and residual periods of the illness

D. the disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance or GMC

  • treatment: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants
  • prognosis: between that of schizophrenia and that of mood disorder
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