Long-term outcome of schizoaffective disorder. People often experience schizoaffective disorder in cycles of symptoms and remission. Pinna F, Sanna L, Perra V, Pisu Randaccio R, Diana E, Carpiniello B; Cagliari Recovery Study Group. Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental health condition that involves symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder like major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. The prognosis for people with schizoaffective disorder tends to depend on how well the person was functioning before the symptoms began to develop. Are there any differences with respect to schizophrenia? It’s possible to achieve an outcome in which periods of remission are long and periods of symptoms are relatively mild. The key for the best possible schizoaffective disorder prognosis is to receive proper treatment and follow the treatment plan created for you. Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental health condition characterized primarily by symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations or delusions, and symptoms of a mood disorder, such as mania and depression. Different types of psychotic disorders include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, brief psychotic disorder, shared psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, substance-induced psychotic disorder, paraphrenia, and psychotic disorders due to medical conditions. BACKGROUND: A number of studies suggest that the clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of schizoaffective patients closely resemble those observed in schizophrenia when cases …