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What is therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Like people with schizophrenia, people with schizoaffective disorder often fare best when medication therapy and psychosocial therapies are combined. In a therapy setting, people with schizoaffective disorder can learn new ways to live a healthier lives. They can become better educated about the symptoms, prognosis, and treatment of their illness. Goals can be set, and problems can be solved. A therapy session is a great place to practice new ways of communicating, and to identify important changes that need to be made in one's life.

People with schizoaffective disorder may also benefit from group therapy sessions. Group therapy may take place with one's peers, such as others with schizoaffective disorder, with family members, or both. Group therapy helps people to feel less isolated and more connected to others.

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