Schizoaffective Disorder

What is the definition of Schizoaffective Disorder?

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness which affects 1 in every 100 people. Sufferers experience disordered thoughts (psychosis) and abnormal emotions. It has aspects of both schizophrenia and serious mood symptoms such as bipolar. Delusions and hallucinations are common, and the disorder is thought to be on the spectrum between schizophrenia and bipolar (as it has aspects of both).

In the novel How To Be A Good Wife, one of the interpretations is that Marta is suffering from Schizoaffective Disorder.  If you believe Hector and think Marta is suffering from delusions, click below to find out more about it.

What are the symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder?  Is Marta suffering from it?