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Is it possible to go into a remission for this long?

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Just over 9 years ago, I got my first diagnosis of schizophrenia. The diagnosis changed to schizoaffective and then finally to bipolar. But as I do not feel I have bipolar, I do sometimes wonder if the first diagnosis I recieved is correct. I have not had a psychosis though, since the first one over 9 years ago.
 
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Have you ever had mania or hypomania? If so, you have schizoaffective or bipolar. Yeah, you can go without having a psychotic episode for many years, especially if you're on antipsychotics.
 
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The psychiatrists say I have hence the change of dx. But I believe it's more anxiety. Hard to say.
 
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I’m diagnosed schitzoaffective after various others that ive been diagnosed with. I was told with the psychosis some people only ever have one episode in their life . Ive had three but nothing in about ten years tho i still have anxiety and depression. It could be that you never have another episode but when i asked if that means that i dont have it anymore i was told that i will always have that diagnosis even if i never have another psychotic break
 
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