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Schizoaffective Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Schizoaffective Disorder Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness characterized by a person having both a thought disorder and a mood disorder. The thought disorder has symptoms characteristic of schizophrenia , such as delusions and hallucinations. The mood disorder can be either bipolar or depression . According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the psychotic symptoms must be present for at least two weeks without the presence of mood symptoms. Onset usually occurs in late teens or early adulthood. This disorder is a debilitating illness that can affect a person’s ability to work, his or her social interactions, and the overall quality of that person’s life. It can significantly decrease a person’s ability to function in the world at the level that he or she functioned prior to getting sick. Schizoaffective disorder is a life-long illness (for most people) with no known cure and therefore the prognosis is not great, though it is slightly better than that of schizophreni

10 Ways to Improve Mental Health

Importance of Mental Health According to the medical experts, the balanced and healthy mind, physically fit body and rich emotions should be the defined as the fitness of health. Healthy and active mind is the key to healthy personality. Mental health is equally important as physical health. Good Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being and is usually described as a state where a person can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and is able to make a meaningful contribution to their community. How to Improve Mental Health Irrespective of your age, there are ways to improve your mental health at any point of time. Hence just start at the earliest possible and develop good mental health for the rest of your life. Mind it, it’s never too late to start! Consider the below given 10 helpful tips to make good strong mental health and well-being for the rest of the life: 10 Tips for Good Mental Health: Eat balanced diet and drink