Schizoaffective Disorder: the Bridge between Schizophrenia and Bipolar

Diagnosing Schizoaffective Disorder According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013), to be diagnosed with Schizophrenia, one must experience at least one symptom of these three: delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech. They must then experience at least two of these five symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized … Read more

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Schizophrenia has long been a devastating mental illness and only recently have we begun to see an improvement in our capabilities to treat this disorder. The development of neuroleptics such as, Haldol, Risperidal, and Zyprexa have given psychiatrists, psychologists and their patients great hope in the battle against this mental disease. However, during the 1960s, … Read more