Schizoaffective Disorder

offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA
Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective Disorder services offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA

Schizoaffective disorder is a severe psychiatric condition affecting how you think, feel, and act. At Adelpha Psychiatric Group, the experienced medical team takes an integrative approach to managing your symptoms and preserving your quality of life. They specialize in in-person and telehealth psychiatric evaluations to confirm the disorder and offer personalized care plans to ease hallucinations, persistent depression, and other symptoms of schizoaffective disorder. Call the office in Encino or Pasadena, California, today to schedule a psychiatric evaluation for symptoms of schizoaffective disorder or book an appointment online.

Schizoaffective Disorder Q & A

What is schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health illness causing symptoms of psychosis and mood disorders.

The Adelpha Psychiatric Group medical team offers psychiatric evaluations and treatment for two types of schizoaffective disorder:

Depressive type

Depressive schizoaffective disorder is marked by major depressive episodes.

Bipolar type

Bipolar schizoaffective disorder is characterized by alternating episodes of mania and major depression.

The team creates care plans for adults and children to treat existing symptoms of schizoaffective disorder and prevent the condition from getting worse. They offer ongoing support through their virtual telehealth platform and in-office visits.

When should I seek medical care for schizoaffective disorder?

You should schedule a psychiatric evaluation at Adelpha Psychiatric Group if you develop symptoms of schizoaffective disorder, including:

  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Depression
  • Manic moods
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulties keeping up with responsibilities

In some cases, people with schizoaffective disorder aren’t able to communicate their feelings or need for medical attention. They could display bizarre behaviors, appear incoherent, or engage in reckless or self-harming behaviors.

The medical team reviews your personal and family medical histories and completes a psychiatric evaluation to confirm your diagnosis. Based on your exam results and the severity of your symptoms, your provider personalizes a care plan to keep your symptoms well-controlled.

How is schizoaffective disorder treated?

Adelpha Psychiatric Group offers several therapies to help manage the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder. Typically, medications and psychotherapy are necessary to stabilize your mental health and prevent additional complications like thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation). 


Individual and family psychotherapy sessions help you recognize negative thoughts and emotions. Your therapist also gives you the tools you and your loved ones need to cope with the challenges of schizoaffective disorder.


Antipsychotic and other mood-stabilizing medicines can reduce severe depressive symptoms, delusions, and hallucinations. Medication management is available to help you find the right medications and dosage to keep your symptoms under control.

In severe cases of schizoaffective disorder, hospitalization could be necessary to ensure your safety. The team might also recommend training to improve your communication and social skills.

Call the Adelpha Psychiatric Group office near you today to schedule a schizoaffective disorder consultation or request an appointment online.