What is Schizoaffective Disorder?
A serious and chronic mental health condition schizoaffective disorder is where a person suffers from a combination of symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations and delusions; as well as a mood disorder such as depression and mania. It is difficult to say exactly how many people are affected by the disorder, as it is often misdiagnosed as symptoms are very similar to conditions such as depression, bipolar and schizophrenia. Left untreated it can be very difficult for people to function on a daily basis without help and support. People with the disorder are often at a higher risk of social isolation, family conflicts, substance abuse and anxiety disorder. This can lead to serious health problems, unemployment, financial problems and homelessness.
As with many serious mental health conditions there is no known singular cause for schizoaffective disorder, it is however believed