schizoaffective

  1. J

    Loss of touch with reality

    Hi. I'm Josie. I'm 21 years old. I am diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I spent many years in and out of hospitals for being suicidal. I am not suicidal now, I am safe. I used to have auditory hallucinations but it has been years since I have had one. However, I feel myself losing grip of...
  2. esckeyisbroken

    Emptiness feels fine but it's not where I'd want to be

    Hi everyone. I'm glad a place like this exists. It seems to have a really cosy vibe and one of the most supportive communities I've seen online. I can't say I struggle with anything specific since it seems like I'm feeling alright. Or rather, I don't feel sad or anxious or desperate like many...
  3. F

    possible misdiagnosis of schizoaffective disorder

    i was recently diagnosed with the most recent psychiatrist i saw with schizoaffective disorder, however, i do not agree on the diagnosis, not just from her observation but altogether as a whole. as i am new to the forum, i was gonna post in the "introduce yourself" section first of why i am...
  4. C

    Hi

    I'm here because I've been diagnosed Schizoaffective after hiding it for 30 years and I'm looking for some support
  5. A

    Bi Polar with Paranoia - On Rexulti - Need Input

    I will try to keep this brief. I was always depressed and my senior year of college (a year ago) I had a major psychotic break where I literally thought I was flying through the universe. I was hospitalized in for two weeks, and I have been trying to fine tune my meds. I am working closely...
  6. R

    Schizoaffective

    Hi all, My diagnosis is schizoaffective and ive never had a period of stability. I wondered if any one else had experience of the depression and psychosis. If so, what have you found has helped you?? I've tried lots of different meds and my final option I've been told is clozapine. Please...
  7. A

    Environmental stress caused my psychosis

    Environmental stress caused my 3 boughts with psychosis. My last one was over 5 years ago. Right now my parents are getting divorced very recently, I am trying to get a placement at my college to complete 400 hours for my diploma, I have an interview for placement this coming tuesday, taking...
  8. A

    I have a diagnoses of Schizoaffective disorder bipolar type

    I was recently diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder bipolar type but I feel like I just have the bipolar disorder because I don't here voices or have any kind of hallucinations or anything. What does this really mean?
  9. P

    Schizoaffective disorder (havent talked to anyone about it really)

    Hey guys, new to the forums... don’t wanna post something that’s too long to read but basically I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder two years ago after a psychotic episode.. since then I’ve put my life on hold while I deal with addiction and GAD amoung other things.. I was clean for a...
  10. L

    Saying hi for the first time

    Hey guys! Not super sure what to say in my introductory post but I’m out here giving it a red hot go! I’m a 27 year old woman living in Sydney Australia and I was diagnosed as bipolar type schizoaffective around one year ago. Went through all the usual misdiagnoses from age 18 until then —...
  11. vanish

    Am I better off giving into my depression?

    I have only one family member who talks to me. Yes, I have my OH who is also my MH carer, but I figure she spends mosts of the time watching tv or studying and has little time for me these days. I have no friends. Nobody understands what it is like to be in my shoes day in and day out. I live...
  12. N

    Does Schizoaffective Disorder sound serious and am I alienating people when I mention I have it?

    Does Schizoaffective Disorder sound serious and am I alienating people when I mention I have it? I know people have heard of Schizophrenia and the stigma that diagnosis attaches. Do you think Schizoaffective Disorder has a stronger stigma because it sounds more aliening to people than...
  13. dkd192325

    Is anyone here Scizoaffective?

    I have Schizoaffective Dirorder and have yet to chat to anyone else with it. Is there anyone out there???
  14. I

    Is schizoaffective more schizophrenic or bipolar

    I recently got rediagnosised with schizoaffective from bipolar 1. I was wondering is schizoaffective more related to schiozphrena or bipolar. I feel psychiatrically mixed and was wondering weather ppl with SZA see themselves as more schizophrenic or more mood disordered.
  15. M

    New to tactile/auditory hallucinations

    So today and yesterday I have had the feeling of bugs crawling over my whole body, and have started hearing whispers like right by my ears and other things i "thought" I heard like clinking of some object falling or something. Does anyone have any advice for how to handle your senses attacking...
  16. H

    My nurse reckons I'm schizoaffective

    Hi everyone. I think about a week or two ago I posted about having hallucinations, particularly of one specific figure. I built up the courage to talk to my CPN and she referred me to the psychiatrist for the earliest appointment I could get which is next Thursday. Things have worsened since...
  17. F

    Ethnic minority inequalities in access to treatments for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders: findings from a nationally representative cross-

    Ethnic minority inequalities in access to treatments for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders: findings from a nationally representative cross-sectional study Posted by Jayati Das-Munshi, Dinesh Bhugra and Mike J. Crawford April 18 2018 Ethnic minority inequalities in access to...
  18. N

    How can I persuade my psychiatrist I have OCD instead of Schizoaffective Disorder?

    How can I persuade my psychiatrist I have OCD instead of Schizoaffective Disorder? I have a long history with being diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder which is written down as chronic. I personally think I haven’t got SZA but OCD because at my worst I've had very obsessive thoughts around...
  19. R

    Schizoaffective question.

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew the criteria for a diagnosis of Schizoaffective disorder in the United Kingdom? How many symptoms does someone have to have to have a Schizoaffective diagnosis in the United Kingdom? Also is the disorganised thinking a mandatory symptom in the United...
  20. T

    What schizoaffective is really like

    The only way I can describe schizoaffective disorder is, it’s like the race between the hare and the tortoise, the hare being your brain and the tortoise being your body. It’s like drowning in a sea of nothing but still not being able to breathe. It’s like an angel on one shoulder and the devil...