Schizoaffective disorders are psychotic mood disorders; there are no schizoaffective disorders

@article{Lake2006SchizoaffectiveDA,
  title={Schizoaffective disorders are psychotic mood disorders; there are no schizoaffective disorders},
  author={Charles Raymond Lake and Nathaniel G. Hurwitz},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={143},
  pages={255-287}
}
Schizoaffective disorder (SA D/O), introduced in 1933 by Dr. Jacob Kasanin, represented a first, modest change in our concept about the diagnoses of psychotic patients away from the beliefs of E. Bleuler, i.e., that hallucinations and delusions define schizophrenia, and toward the recognition of a significant role for mood disorders. SA D/O established a connection between schizophrenia and mood disorders, traditionally considered mutually exclusive, a connection that has strengthened… Expand
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