By A. Marneros, M. T. Tsuang (auth.), Professor Dr. med. Andreas Marneros, Ming T. Tsuang M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (eds.)
Several contributions in our first e-book approximately schizo affective issues (Marneros and Tsuang, Schizoaffective Psychoses, Springer-Verlag, 1986) supported the idea that schizoaffective issues fluctuate in proper methods from schizophrenic issues. The class of schizo affective problems as a subgroup of schizophrenia has additionally been criticized, and empirical examine in scientific, genetic, healing, and prognostic parts helps the concept that there are a few powerful similari ties among schizo affective and affective issues. in fact, there usually are not in simple terms similarities among those teams, but in addition modifications simply as there are among schizo affective and schizophrenic issues. it really is exactly the lifestyles of similarities and adjustments among schizo affective issues and the opposite so-called common psychological issues, i.e., schizophrenia and affective problems, which makes them a problem in psychiatric learn, a problem to the conventional dichotomy within the category of problems which originated with Kraepelin. This problem is definitely proving fruitful in psychiatric study. those "cases in among" could reveal that sep arating, dividing, and restricting isn't constantly significant. occasionally it may be extra significant to unify; to unify within the experience of establishing bridges among usual teams. it's the following that the belief of a "psychotic continuum" can develop into proper, and the research of schizoaffective problems is of leading value in study on a potential continuum of psychosis.
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There is no significant difference in the number of suicides at follow-up. Deaths from natural causes are less frequent in the mood-incongruent group (5%) than in the other groups (10% and 13%). The mood-incongruent patients were younger at index, which probably accounts for the difference. Tables 3 and 4 present the comparisons between the nonpsychotic manics, mood-congruent manics, and mood-incongruent manics. Table 3 is quite striking, in that there are no significant differences in age, sex, marital status, length of hospitalization, whether or not the index hospitalization was the first hospitalization, age at first illness, and acuteness of illness.
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Mood-incongruent psychotic symptoms in manics and unipolars strongly support the idea of calling them schizoaffective. Thus, one would be able to compare the mood-incongruent unipolars and manics on the basis of variables that ordinarily discriminate between non psychotic unipolars and manics. These variables include earlier age of onset in manics, fewer episodes in unipolars, more female unipolars, more nonsuppressors on the dexamethasone suppression test among unipolars, more acute onsets in manics.
Affective and Schizoaffective Disorders: Similarities and Differences by A. Marneros, M. T. Tsuang (auth.), Professor Dr. med. Andreas Marneros, Ming T. Tsuang M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (eds.)