Schizoaffective Disorder

  • Kostas N. Fountoulakis


It is well known that Kraepelin divided the psychoses into dementia praecox and manic–depressive illness on the basis of a supposed progressive deterioration for the first and a better long-term outcome for the latter. However, even Kraepelin himself reported that his clinical experience included many patients with features of both disorders. These patients were so many that he characterized their frequency as ‘displeasing’. These cases have attracted the interest of researchers in the last few decades, but their diagnostic status is still uncertain.


Bipolar Disorder Mood Disorder Psychotic Symptom Psychotic Disorder Schizoaffective Disorder 
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  • Kostas N. Fountoulakis
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  1. 1.Division of Neurosciences 3rd Department of PsychiatryAristotle University of Thessaloniki School of MedicineThessalonikiGreece

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