If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, it’s important to get help. Medication and stabilizing psychosis is the first step, after which most people greatly benefit from therapy and skills training. In some cases, you may need lifelong counseling or even support from a group home to enable autonomous living outside of a hospital. In other cases, you may be able to move from therapy to living autonomously with relative ease, providing you continue therapy and medication.
Schizoaffective disorder is complex, its definitions and impact vary, and diagnosing it is often difficult. However, most people greatly benefit from getting a diagnosis, taking medication, and eventually seeking therapy and counseling, because these improve quality of life, relationship stability, and life stability, eventually resulting in improved health, happiness, and improved lifespan.