Schizoaffective Disorder: How long does it take to diagnose? A case report

Autores

  • Maria João Fernandes Gonçalves 1- Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte, EPE, Lisbon, Portugal. 2- Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2471-5743
  • Rita André Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
  • Rodrigo Saraiva Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1344-3612
  • Carla Ferreira Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9543-368X
  • Custódio Rodrigues Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
  • Marta Croca Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte, EPE, Lisbon, Portugal. Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12662/2317-3076jhbs.v10i1.4332.p1-4.2022

Palavras-chave:

Psychotic Disorders, Schizoaffective Disorder, Mental Disorders, Case Reports

Resumo

Introduction: It is reported a case of a 57-year-old woman with multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, during which different diagnostic hypotheses and therapeutic procedures were proposed. Case report: After analyzing the patient’s clinical records, the medical team proposed a diagnosis of Schizoaffective Disorder. This disorder presents a high risk of recurrent hospitalizations and high costs associated with therapeutic and follow-up withdrawal, yet there is limited data to assess the post-discharge critical periods. Final considerations: Further research in this area is required to adopt effective therapeutic strategies, reduce the probability of hospital admissions, improve prognosis, and lessen associated financial costs

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Biografia do Autor

Maria João Fernandes Gonçalves, 1- Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte, EPE, Lisbon, Portugal. 2- Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon

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Publicado

2022-05-16

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Gonçalves MJF, André R, Saraiva R, Ferreira C, Rodrigues C, Croca M. Schizoaffective Disorder: How long does it take to diagnose? A case report. J Health Biol Sci. [Internet]. 16º de maio de 2022 [citado 20º de junho de 2024];10(1):1-4. Disponível em: https://periodicos.unichristus.edu.br/jhbs/article/view/4332