Depression, Mental Health, Schizoaffective

My Experience with Depression/Schizoaffective Disorder

It’s hard to talk about one without the other here. I was first misdiagnosed with clinical depression in February of 2017. Then later in March of 2017 I was rediagnosed with major depression with psychotic features. And finally schizoaffective disorder in April of 2017. Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder whether that be major depression…

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Mental Health, Schizoaffective

All About Delusions

Delusions are falsely held beliefs. They can be experienced with psychosis. Some conditions that deal with psychosis are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. I have experienced and continue to experience delusions. One recent delusion I have been having is that someone is going to hurt me at night. Even when all my doors are locked and I am lying…

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Mental Health, Schizoaffective

Early Psychosis Symptoms

I have been thinking a lot about early psychosis symptoms lately. I think it is important to know the signs and understand them. I am going to talk about the early symptoms of psychosis that I have experienced as well. I gathered some information from the link below. One symptom I experienced a lot is isolation. I would isolate myself…

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Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Health, Schizoaffective

8 Ways to Help Someone who is Suicidal

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 https://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-prevention.htm http://perplexingpurple.com/mental-health-resources/ 1. Listen to them Talk with them. Listen to what they have to say. Listen to their reasons. Don’t try to convince them otherwise until you hear them out and make a plan of action. 2. Make an appointment with them to see a therapist or psychiatrist Help them seek out professional help. Maybe even ask…

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Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Health, Schizoaffective

15 Warning Signs Someone is Suicidal

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/ Risk Factors and Warning Signs https://save.org/about-suicide/warning-signs-risk-factors-protective-factors/ These links are to websites that have more information on how to prevent suicide. They are also where I gathered most of the information for this post. 1. Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live Someone can start talking like this when they think they have no other options left.…

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Mental Health, Schizoaffective

My Favorite Videos and Blog about Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder

I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia The TED talk is by a woman named Cecilia McGough. She talks about how schizophrenia has impacted her life and shares her experiences with the illness. She also runs a non-profit organization named Students with Schizophrenia. Sometimes (I’m schizoaffective)/All the Time (I’m human) This video was created by the username Jonny Benjamin 1 on…

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Mental Health, Schizoaffective

Schizoaffective Disorder and Hallucinations

Hallucinations are when someone hears, sees, feels, or tastes something that other people don’t hear, see, feel, or taste. There are a few causes of hallucinations, one of them includes the mental illness called schizophrenia. Schizoaffective disorder is the combination of schizophrenia and a major mood disorder in my case major depression, but could also be bipolar disorder. Medications called…

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