Schizoaffective disorder is difficult to diagnose because it combines symptoms of both schizophrenia and either depression or bipolar disorder. There are two major types of schizoaffective disorder: depressive and bipolar.
Thus, schizoaffective disorder is traditionally associated with conditions such as schizophrenia and psychosis. But it can also be a symptom of severe depression, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, postpartum psychosis, delusional disorder and brief psychotic disorder.
Patients have trouble controlling the emotions and find themselves crying all the time with no apparent reason. Things are very confusing and they don’t really understand what was going on.
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding psychosis. Some people think it means you have a split personality, others wrongly believe it equals violence. Due to T.V. and media coverage, many people problematically confuse psychosis with the term psychopath.