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Schizoaffective Disorder

A disorder in which the individual suffers from both symptoms that qualify as schizophrenia and symptoms that qualify as a mood disorder (e.g. depression or bipolar disorder).

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Interventions for psychotic symptoms occurring with epilepsy

Little evidence exists to inform the treatment of psychosis in people with epilepsy.

Patient‐held clinical information for people with psychotic illnesses

User‐held information is where the ill person holds personal information about their care. Such records are becoming the norm in many settings and are becoming more popular with patients. This is especially the case where the person concerned is not in hospital and receives care from more than one professional. Providing people with information about their care is thought to increase their feelings of involvement in their treatment and aims to increase people’s satisfaction and participation with services, ensure early treatment and prevent hospital admission.

Outcome measures and needs assessment tools for schizophrenia and related disorders

The routine use of outcome measures such as scales assessing the mental state is thought to improve decision making and patient care in the treatment of people with schizophrenia. This review, however, did not find a single randomised controlled trial which examined this strategy.

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Interventions for psychotic symptoms occurring with epilepsy

Little evidence exists to inform the treatment of psychosis in people with epilepsy.

Patient‐held clinical information for people with psychotic illnesses

User‐held information is where the ill person holds personal information about their care. Such records are becoming the norm in many settings and are becoming more popular with patients. This is especially the case where the person concerned is not in hospital and receives care from more than one professional. Providing people with information about their care is thought to increase their feelings of involvement in their treatment and aims to increase people’s satisfaction and participation with services, ensure early treatment and prevent hospital admission.

Outcome measures and needs assessment tools for schizophrenia and related disorders

The routine use of outcome measures such as scales assessing the mental state is thought to improve decision making and patient care in the treatment of people with schizophrenia. This review, however, did not find a single randomised controlled trial which examined this strategy.

See all (76)

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Other terms to know:
Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia

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