• Symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations or delusions
• Symptoms of a mood disorder, such as depression, mania, or a combination of the two
• Psychotic symptoms that do not appear to be caused by schizophrenia
The doctor will also want to find out if there are any relatives in your family who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or a mood disorder. These illnesses often have a genetic component, and it will be important to identify if there is any family history. If you are diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, treatment is available, and most people with schizoaffective disorder do better than those who are only diagnosed with schizophrenia.