Patient Comments: Schizoaffective Disorder - Symptoms

What are the symptoms of your schizoaffective disorder?

Comment from: concerned mom, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 06

My daughter was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at 4 years old. She is now 5 and has been hospitalized two times since July. My daughter was on clonidine 0.2 mg to help her sleep and they have now given her Seroquel 25 mg since they saw that Risperdal didn't help and she was having many side effects to it. She still has many issues seeing things and has been hard to work with this as her mom and her being so young. They say she is one of the youngest to get diagnosed with it.

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Comment from: Me, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

My symptoms included all 5 of the senses being affected. As well I had the mania and depression and still at times even on meds I relapse into depression. I thought my altered, tormenting reality was real and finally the right doctors and right medication helped me find my way out of a very tormenting reality. It took almost 4 years for me to get the right help. I honestly believed it was all really happening so I didn't think I had a mental illness. I'm so glad to have the right medications and such a great care team.

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Comment from: Fy-yu., 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 06

I suffer from schizoaffective disorder/bi-polar type. I suffer fear that people and the law are always after me, or watching me! I hear voices. I hallucinate and see shadow people. The radio talks to me too! I go into mania mode, I have tons of energy then, but still delusional.

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Comment from: redpirate, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 22

I have "talked to myself", since I was 14. No one else ever was willing to listen. I think it's my "twin", even though no one else can see here. I also have had unreasonable faith in the opposite gender. With one, I kept believing he'd change his mind and love me if I just didn't give up. I paid some of his restitution, put $ on his books when he was in county jail, continued a sexual relationship, moved him in as a condition of his monitored release, and participated in his drug rehab program, twice. He did keep telling me that he didn't love me and wouldn't. I just could NOT believe it or let go. He was 17 years my junior. I was in my 40's.

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