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February 1987

Schizoaffective Psychosis: II. Manic, Bipolar, and Depressive Subtypes

Author Affiliations

From the Chestnut Lodge Research Institute, Rockville, Md.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1987;44(2):138-139. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1987.01800140040006

• Three schizoaffective subtypes—manic, bipolar, and depressive—were compared across multiple baseline (demographic, premorbid, morbid) and long-term outcome dimensions. Though the subtypes were comparable at baseline, the patients with depressive schizoaffective disorder scored consistently better at follow-up, although none of these differences was statistically significant. Results failed to support the validity of such subtyping in schizoaffective disorder, at least in predominantly chronic populations.

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