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Schizoaffective episodes of the depressive type are usually less florid and alarming than schizoaffective episodes of the manic type, but they tend to last longer and the prognosis is less favorable. Although the majority of patients recover completely, some eventually develop a schizophrenic defect.The symptoms are not better accounted for by Bereavement, i.e., after the loss of a loved one, the symptoms for longer than 2 months or are characterized by marked functional impairment, morbid preoccupation wit
A disorder in which schizophrenic and manic symptoms are both prominent in the same episode of illness. The abnormality of mood usually takes the form of elation, accompanied by increased self-esteem and grandiose ideas, but sometimes excitement or irritability are more obvious and accompanied by aggressive behavior and persecutory ideas. both cases there is increased energy, overactivity, impaired concentration, and a loss of normal social inhibition.