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Schizoaffective Disorder: How long does it take to diagnose? A case report

Journal: Journal of Health and Biological Sciences (Vol.10, No. 1)

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Page : 1-4

Keywords : psychotic disorders; schizoaffective disorder; mental disorders; case reports;

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Introduction: It is reported a case of a 57-year-old woman with multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, during which different diagnostic hypotheses and therapeutic procedures were proposed. Case report: After analyzing the patient's clinical records, the medical team proposed a diagnosis of Schizoaffective Disorder. This disorder presents a high risk of recurrent hospitalizations and high costs associated with therapeutic and follow-up withdrawal, yet there is limited data to assess the post-discharge critical periods. Final considerations: Further research in this area is required to adopt effective therapeutic strategies, reduce the probability of hospital admissions, improve prognosis, and lessen associated financial costs

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