Special article:

Schizoaffective illness

Real, but not a separate disease


If you work in an inpatient setting or an outpatient setting with severe mental illnesses, it’s likely that a common diagnosis you see is schizoaffective illness (SI). What does this diagnosis mean? What does it imply terms of treatment? Is it a real thing? These are all questions that are important for clinical practice. In this special article, PL examines how to understand schizoaffective illness, and important clinical pitfalls.

Read the full version to find:

  • Five models
  • Origins
  • Genetics
  • Course
  • Treatment Response
  • The Judgment
  • Prevalence of SI is low (contrary to clinical experience)
  • Three types of schizoaffective illness

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PL Reflection

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Abraham Lincoln

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