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Schizoaffective Disorder (cont.)

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Can schizoaffective disorder be prevented?

Once schizoaffective disorder has occurred, future episodes are best prevented when the person suffering from the illness receives consistent treatment, including medication and psychosocial treatment of their symptoms.

Are there support groups for schizoaffective disorder?

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Schizoaffective.org

Where can people find more information on schizoaffective disorder?

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

National Institutes of Health

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American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition. American Psychiatric Association 2013, Arlington, Virginia.

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision. American Psychiatric Association 2000, Washington, D.C.

Baker AL, et al. Treatment of cannabis use among people with psychotic or depressive disorders: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2010 March; 71(3): 247-254.

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