Schizoaffective disorder: Challenges of diagnosis and treatment in late life

Heather Quam, Gary J. Kennedy, Melinda L. Lantz

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Schizoaffective disorder should be considered in a patient who has significant mood and psychotic symptoms together for more than 6 months, as well as at least a 2-week period of psychotic symptoms in the absence of disturbed mood. With the increasing number of persons surviving into late life with schizoaffective disorder, it is critical that geriatrics providers become more familiar with this perplexing condition. In this Psychiatry Rounds case presentation, Drs. Quam and Kennedy discuss the diagnostic criteria and treatment options for elderly persons with this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Geriatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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