Treatment can vary. In general, your health care provider will prescribe medications to improve your mood and treat psychosis.
Talk therapy can help with creating plans, solving problems, and maintaining relationships. Group therapy can help with social isolation.
Support and work training may be helpful for work skills, relationships, money management, and living situations.
People with schizoaffective disorder have a greater chance of going back to their previous level of function than do people with most other psychotic disorders. However, long-term treatment is often needed, and results can vary from person to person.
Complications are similar to those for schizophrenia and major mood disorders. These include:
Call your health care or mental health provider if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following:
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