Schizoaffective Disorder

Bridges to Recovery provides advanced, specialized treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder based on years of experience and the most up-to-date research. Due to the complex and diverse nature of Schizoaffective symptoms, we conduct comprehensive assessments, evaluations, and testing that draw on not only your own experience of your mental health disorder, but consultations with your outpatient care providers, caretakers, and loved ones. Understanding the unique features of your illness allows us to create an individualized treatment plan that focuses on your specific needs. Through individual psychotherapygroup therapyholistic therapies, and psychotropic treatment, we guide you through a process of self-discovery, integration, and skill-building that enhances your emotional and behavioral function, instills a sense of empowerment, and increases your ability to live a healthy, stable life.

Comprehensive Treatment for Complex Symptoms

Schizoaffective Disorder is a severe, multifaceted mental health disorder that combines schizophrenic and mood disorder symptoms. The psychotic features that fracture your sense of reality can be deeply disturbing and impair your ability to relate to yourself, others, and the world around you in a coherent fashion. Meanwhile, painful mood disturbances such as depression and mania disrupt normal function, increase your propensity for self-destructive behavior, and result in profound psychological distress. The resulting cluster of symptoms can create isolation, an inability to care for yourself, and serious barriers to integration. Due its complex nature, Schizoaffective Disorder is often misdiagnosed, leading to improper and incomplete treatment. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment that addresses both the psychotic and mood disorder aspects of the illness simultaneously to promote meaningful healing.

Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder include:

  • Hallucinations, most commonly auditory and visual
  • Delusional thinking
  • Disordered thought and behavior
  • Paranoia
  • Debilitating mood disturbances, including depression and mania
  • A loss of social and occupational function
  • Communication difficulties

At Bridges to Recovery, we have the expertise and resources to treat the complete range of Schizoaffective symptoms in a warm, secure environment. With a maximum of only six clients at a time and a 2:1 staff-to-client ratio, we provide close observation and support to ensure that your needs are being met and that you remain safe. Our clinicians can guide you to reconnect with reality, make sense of your emotional and cognitive state, and imbue you with the skills necessary for healing through our innovative, evidence-based therapeutic processes. You can also build camaraderie with peers who understand your experience and share collective wisdom.

Schizoaffective Disorder is a lifelong, chronic condition, and we work hand-in-hand with your outpatient care team, caretakers, and loved ones to help you build on the strong foundation you create at Bridges, with carefully considered aftercare planning. With proper treatment and compassionate care, you can learn to effectively manage the symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder, enhance your independence, and reawaken your authentic self.