Can schizoaffective disorder be prevented?

There is no known way to prevent schizoaffective disorder. However, early diagnosis and treatment can help avoid or reduce frequent relapses and hospitalizations, and help decrease the disruption to the person’s life, family, and friendships.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/21/2014.

References

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Schizoaffective disorder Accessed 4/21/2014
  • Schizoaffective disorder. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5. American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated; 2013.
  • Shelton RC. Chapter 17. Other Psychotic Disorders. In: Ebert MH, Loosen PT, Nurcombe B, Leckman JF. eds. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Psychiatry, 2e. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2008. http://0-accessmedicine.mhmedical.com.library.ccf.org/content.aspx?bookid=336&Sectionid=39717889. Accessed 4/21/2014.
  • Havemann, J. Center for Behavioral Health. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. 4/21/ 2014.

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