Classical Neurotransmitters and Neuropeptides Involved in Schizoaffective Disorder

Focus on Prophylactic Medication

Schizoaffective disorder is a psychotic disease with schizophrenic and affective i.e. depressive and/or manic symptoms. The disease can result in different patient outcomes depending upon the ...
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Forms of Schizoaffective Disorder and Case Reports

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Felix-Martin Werner and Rafael Coveñas

Abstract

Here, we describe the forms of schizoaffective disorder with schizophrenic and affective symptoms, for example depressive or manic symptoms or the bipolar form. Prognosis of the schizoaffective disorder is better than that of schizophenia and there are three different outcomes: a schizoaffective psychosis with a total remission, recurrent psychoses with a residual condition and recurrent psychoses with a deficiency condition. Three case reports are given with recurrent psychoses of the bipolar form and with recurrent schizomanic psychoses. The course of the disease is pointed out, and the patients’ treatment with a prophylactic medication is described. The three patients remain stable under this treatment, and, this is important to note, they are socially integrated.

Keywords:

Bipolar form, carbamazepine, clozapine, deficiency condition, haloperidol, lithium, olanzapine, prognosis, prophylactic medication, quetiapine, recurrent psychosis, residual condition, schizodepressive psychosis, schizomanic psychosis, total remission.

Affiliation:

Euro Akademie Pößneck Higher Vocational School for Elderly Care and Occupational Therapy Carl-Gustav-Vogel-Str. 13 07381 Pößneck Germany.