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Round table interview with Dr. Andrea Murru on Schizoaffective Disorder
Dr. Andrea Murru speaks to Prof. Markus Jäger and Prof. Lieuwe de Haan about the complexities in treating patients with schizoaffective disorder.
- In real life we encounter many patients with psychotic symptoms and severe affective symptoms. what is your advice concerning the psychopharmacological treatment of those patients?
- Sometimes psychotic symptoms are a specifier of severity in an affective disorder. In other cases you see schizophrenia with depressive comorbidity. Can you translate that difference to psychopharmacological advice?
- Since it’s impossible with current data to have a syndrome based treatment plan, many clinicians go with a symptom based treatment plan. Do you think that’s the best situation or would you advise otherwise?
- [To Prof. Jaeger] What is your opinion on symptom based treatment plan?
- I hear that you think we lack evidence for important clinical questions on schizoaffective disorders. What other initiatives are there to find evidence related to this group of patients?
- Do you think we should give separate psychoeducation sessions to patients with schizophrenia and patients with schizoaffective disorder?
- [To Prof. Jaeger] What is your opinion on giving separate psychoeducation sessions to patients with schizophrenia and patients with schizoaffective disorder?
- Do you think that the duration of treatment should be shorter than for patients who fits into this category of “schizoaffective disorder”, compared to patients who have been diagnosed with core schizophrenia.