- Sep 22, 2008
Ive been diagnosed schizophrenia and depression.which is schizoeffective no?why is there a difference between schizophrenis and schizoeffective in psychiatry and on the forum?
No.Ive been diagnosed schizophrenia and depression.which is schizoeffective no?
Alot of Schizophrenics including myself have so-called negative symptoms that can be mistaken for depression by some psychiatrists.I don't understand the logic in the schizoaffective "depression type" and "bipolar type" I see written about. Many people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia have issues with depression,
With the DSM5 mood symptoms have to be present for 50% or more of the illness for a schizoaffective dx to be made. Less than that and it would be schizophrenia with depression.I don't understand the logic in the schizoaffective "depression type" and "bipolar type" I see written about. Many people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia have issues with depression, I don't know what makes some get "schizoaffective"? I reckon it depends what mood the psychiatrist is in. They make it all up as they go along imo.
http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/changes from dsm-iv-tr to dsm-5.pdfThe primary change to schizoaffective disorder is the requirement that a major mood episode be pres
ent for a majority of the disorder’s total duration after Criterion A has been met.
Schizoaffective Disorder | The Organization for Bipolar Affective DisorderWith the ICD 10 : A diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder should be made only when both definite schizophrenic and definite affective symptoms are prominent simultaneously, or within a few days of each other, within the same episode of illness, and when, as a consequence of this, the episode of illness does not meet criteria for either schizophrenia or a depressive or manic episode.