can anyone explain this to me? iahve read to much conflicting info and I am lost on the def, I have bi-polar I with psychotic features and I actually hear voices a lot of the time usually under stress or when depressed and with mania but not really during normal times but I have that happen at times. I was originally diganosed with Schizoaffective and then it was switched to bi-polar 5 yrs later but I originally had PPD/PPP and that was just realized this year that I had this 17 yrs ago and that can lead to bi-polar. so any help you be great, thanks Goofy
Basically Schizoaffective Disorder is characterized by the same criteria as Schizophrenia (at least 2 od these: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, and/or emotional flattening) but it also inclused mood symptoms such as major depression or mania phases. There is a Schizoaffective Bipolar Type also so that may be more where you fit.
I dont know if that helps any but I hope it does.