About schizoaffective disorder

  • Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental illness with overlapping periods of psychoses and major affective episodes3
  • Up to 1 in 3 patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of acute or chronic psychosis* may actually have schizoaffective disorder3-5
  • The temporal aspects of schizoaffective disorder present unique challenges in diagnosing patients3
  • Challenges with the acute treatment of schizoaffective disorder include
    • Shares clinical symptoms with other psychiatric disorders3
    • Lack of clinical trial data7
    • No previously approved medication

*Among patients aged 18-65. Excludes psychosis due to substance abuse or any other medical disorder.