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Question: Is there really a difference between Bipolar I Disorder and Schizo-Affective Disorder?
To preface, one of the most difficult concepts in relation to psychopathology is Bipolar I Disorder and Schizo-Affective disorder; specifically bipolar I with psychotic features. Before we take a look at the major difference between the two disorders.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) describes schizoaffective disorder as "An uninterrupted period of illness during which, at some time, there is either a major Depressive Episode, a Manic ...
In this solution, concepts in relation to psychopathology is Bipolar I Disorder and Schizo-Affective disorder are clarified. The explanation is given in 403 words. Two references are also included.