Living With Schizoaffective Disorder
Most people with schizoaffective disorder will need a long-term treatment plan. Everyone’s plan may be different, but your plan may include medication, talk therapy, group therapy, and support.
Even when you have the right combination of medicine, psychotherapy, and support, symptoms may come back from time to time. For a list of early warning signs, click here. It’s good to discuss any concerns you have with your psychotherapist, counselor, or psychiatrist.
The role of medicine
While medication can’t cure schizoaffective disorder, it’s an important part of your treatment. The right medicine for you can help you manage your symptoms and help keep them from coming back, so be sure to discuss your options with your doctor.
Today there is finally a long-acting injectable medicine for schizoaffective disorder that’s only given once a month.✱ If you’d like to speak with your doctor about this medicine, just download the discussion guide to help you get the conversation started.
✱After starting doses.