Schizoaffective Disorder: Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic psychiatric condition where symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations or delusions, appear concurrently with symptoms of a mood disorder, like mania and/or depression. For more comprehensive information on schizoaffective disorder, please click here.
Around age fifteen or sixteen, I began experimenting with drugs. I can tell you that this was, and always will be, the beginning of an ultimately fascinating journey that I call life with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder.
I am trying hard to make good decisions. I see my psychiatrist regularly. I take my medication. I try to live a healthy lifestyle with schizoaffective disorder.
Schizoaffective bipolar type is a disease characterized by mood swings and depression, in addition to psychosis, delusions, and paranoia.
Active Minds was founded by Alison Malmon when she was a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, following the suicide of her older brother, Brian.
Living with schizophrenia has made me aware of this fact: I have a mental illness that causes me to question the reality of things.
I have a wonderful life. But I would be lying if I didn’t say it has been a hard fought one. I suffer from bipolar 1 disorder. Here is my story.