Definition of schizo-affective in US English:


(also schizoaffective)


  • Characterized by or exhibiting symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder such as bipolar disorder or depression.

    ‘schizo-affective disorder’
    ‘she was diagnosed as schizo-affective’
    • ‘He told me I was schizo-affective manic-depressive and would never get better.’
    • ‘She suffers from schizo-affective disorder with episodes of depression and paranoid psychosis (persecutory delusions and illusions), in the past resulting in suicide attempts as well as bulimia nervosa and eczema.’
    • ‘Around this time, medications, diagnosis and understanding of mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizo-affective disorder was improving.’
    • ‘And I'm confident that it's not schizo-affective because I've always done it.’
    • ‘I concur with the frequently cited diagnosis of schizo-affective disorder.’