Schizoaffective disorder merges schizophrenia and bipolar disorders as one disease – there is no schizoaffective disorder

@article{Lake2007SchizoaffectiveDM,
  title={Schizoaffective disorder merges schizophrenia and bipolar disorders as one disease – there is no schizoaffective disorder},
  author={C. Lake and Nathaniel G. Hurwitz},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={365–379}
}
Purpose of review Schizoaffective disorder was named as a compromise diagnosis in 1933, and remains popular as judged by its place in the International Classification of Diseases and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, its frequent use in clinical practice, and its extensive discussion in the literature. Some, however, have questioned the validity of schizoaffective disorder as separate from psychotic mood disorder. We examined the literature to assess the rationale for… Expand
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