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Can anyone explain how schizoaffective disorder differs from Schizophrenia and Schizophreniform disorder?
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There is social withdrawal in schizoaffective
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Schizoaffective disorder is simply schizophrenia + either depression or bipolar disorder. That's why it has two subtypes (depression type, bipolar type).

Schizophreniform disorder is simply schizophrenia but one that which has been there for less than six months (usually one month).
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Something that always help me is the Time of each one...

Schizoaffective ( absence of mood disorder require for dx )
2weeks - 1 month

Schizophreniform
1-6 month

Schizophrenia
>6 month
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brief psychotic disorder < 1 month, usually stress related.
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If you guys started to talk about duration of psychiatric disorders then here's what you should read
Psychiatric Disorders Illnesses Defintions of durations and onset according to DSM IV criteria
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