Schizoaffective disorder is a complex mental health condition that afflicts individuals in various ways that potentially affect their daily lives. The professionals at the Rose Hill Center have the knowledge and experience to help individuals with schizoaffective disorder. We allow them to understand their condition, recognize the symptoms, and engage in a comprehensive treatment plan. Find out more about your treatment options by calling Rose Hill today at 866.367.0220.
What is Schizoaffective Disorder?
Schizoaffective disorder is a complex disorder that includes both the features of schizophrenia and the characteristics of a mood disorder. Common mood disorders that people experience as part of schizoaffective disorder include mania or depression. The condition affects both men and women equally. Rose Hill Center’s compassionate team members understand the disorder and treat those suffering from this condition.
One crucial fact to note is that people with schizoaffective disorder are often misdiagnosed as experiencing other disorders. Some conditions that individuals with schizoaffective disorder are often misdiagnosed with include bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. It is also possible for an individual with this condition to have other mental health conditions, such as an anxiety disorder, PTSD, or other disorders. The professional staff at Rose Hill Center also treats these disorders and can help you by providing the right treatment plan for your needs.
Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder
There are many potential symptoms of schizoaffective disorder, which may vary among those diagnosed with the condition. There are two known types of schizoaffective disorder: the bipolar type and the depressive type.
People may experience symptoms such as:
- Major mood disorder at the same time that symptoms of schizophrenia are also present
- Disorganized thinking
- Experiencing delusions
- Depressed mood
- Experiencing the dramatic highs and lows of manic behavior
Some symptoms may overlap, depending upon whether the person is diagnosed with the bipolar type or the depressive type of schizoaffective disorder. Those with bipolar type may demonstrate manic episodes with restlessness and irritability, increased energy, sleep disturbances, and reckless or risky behaviors. Conversely, those with the depressive type only display depressive episodes when experiencing symptoms. Rose Hill Center team members have the expertise to help clients with the variety of symptoms they may struggle with daily. To help you cope, we will work with you to develop an effective treatment plan.
Schizoaffective Disorder Treatment
The schizoaffective disorder treatment that you or your loved one receives will not be the same as another person’s treatment. Rose Hill Center’s treatment team recognizes the importance of performing individualized assessments and creating individualized, comprehensive treatment plans.
Rose Hill’s residential treatment may include a range of appropriate treatment options, including:
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Some individuals receive treatment that includes medication therapy and medication reviews. The Rose Hill staff recognizes the need to have a full continuum of therapeutic approaches and care for individuals with schizoaffective disorder.
Treatment also involves self-management. You or your family member receives education and guidance on self-management, along with strategies to effectively manage this disorder.
Contact Rose Hill Center to Learn More About Schizoaffective Disorder
You do not have to try to deal with the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder on your own or avoid people because of your symptoms. The Rose Hill Center treatment team is here for you. We will guide you by developing and implementing an individualized treatment team that meets your specific needs. Residential treatment services provide comprehensive treatment opportunities to allow you to learn to manage your symptoms and live your best possible lifestyle.