Schizoaffective Disorder in Conjunction With Addiction

Conditions like Schizoaffective Disorder often co-occur with substance abuse; Treatment at New Method Wellness provides a secure, tranquil environment from which patients and clinicians can work toward the goal of getting free from addiction and other debilitating symptoms to find healthy tools to balance and maintain a functional lifestyle.

What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

Schizoaffective Disorder is a condition in which the patient experiences psychosis and server mood swings.

The cause of Schizoaffective Disorder is not known, though changes in the neurotransmitters of the brain and genetic make up may contribute to the condition. Some scientific experts believe it is associated with schizophrenia.

Though the signs and symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder vary from person to person, many present the following symptoms:

  • Disorganized speech
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in energy levels
  • Lack of concern with hygiene
  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Mania
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Social isolation
  • Rapid speech
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Strange thought processes

Treatment of Schizoaffective Disorder in conjunction with addiction at New Method Wellness entails a comprehensive, holistic approach and, as with all dual diagnostic conditions, each patient will work closely with their clinician and staff psychiatrist to outline the best treatment plan for them as an individual. As always, the best therapeutic approach will be taken to suit the patient’s lifestyle and health considerations, severity of the disorder and other co-occurring conditions.