The nurse is caring for a patient diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. This disorder contains elements of schizophrenia and elements of which of the following disorders?

Mood disorder

Explanation

•According to the DSM-V, schizoaffective disorder refers to patients suffering from psychotic or schizophrenic symptoms with elements of a mood disorder, such as mania or depression.

•Choice B is incorrect because personality disorders and psychotic illnesses are not listed together on the same axis of the DSM-V.

•Thought disorder is incorrect because schizophrenia is considered a thought disorder.

•Patients with schizoaffective disorder do not have symptoms of amnestic disorder.

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