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Heartbreak: A conversation with my schizophrenic child Gavin suffers from a disorder known as Schizoaffective disorder. This is kind of a blend between bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. We see way more schizophrenic symptoms than we do bipolar anymore. Gavin has been in a state of psychosis for many months now and shows no signs of pulling out Please Like, Share and visit our S

Both of these illnesses are serious and require ongoing psychiatric treatment. Out of control, either than severely disrupt a person's life and relationships. Perhaps Schizoaffective Disorder may be a little more complicated, because the person still has psychotic symptoms even when no active mood problem is expressing itself. So, the medications needed may be more.

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8 Ways Having a Mental Illness Changed Me

1. I get tired easily.Until I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, I was extremely paranoid and could not sleep at night. I was afraid someone was going to murder me, sometimes even hallucinating for months at a time that dead people were living in my house and trying to kill me. So, I was tired during the day and napped a lot. Now that I’m on the right medication, I’m getting a good night’s sleep, but I’m still tired during the day. The anti-psychotic I take for my symptoms of…

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What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

Difficult to define and difficult to diagnose, schizoaffective disorder combines elements of a mood disorder with those of schizophrenia.