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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi everyone. I moved this posting from another thread for sheltercrow: Please respond to it here.
Thanks, Olivia

Schizoaffective disorder, depression, and GAD.

Schizoaffective disorder is a serious mental illness that has features of two different conditions, schizophrenia and an affective (mood) disorder, either major depression or bipolar disorder.

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that distorts the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality and relates to others. Depression is an illness that is marked by feelings of sadness, worthlessness or hopelessness, as well as problems concentrating and remembering details. Bipolar disorder is characterized by cycling mood changes, including severe highs (mania) and lows (depression).

Schizoaffective disorder is a life-long illness that can impact all areas of daily living, including work or school, social contacts and relationships. Most people with this illness have periodic episodes, called relapses, when their symptoms surface. While there is no cure for schizoaffective disorder, symptoms often can be controlled with proper treatment.

I take 20mg lexapro for the voices and 50mg seroquel for sleep.

I was abandoned by my parents and physically and emotionally abused by my extended family for many years because my sisters and I were ******s. Two of them are dead. Don't ask you can guess what happened. So...

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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/11/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to the Bipolar Forum, I am glad you found us. I am sorry you have gone through a lot of rough times. Hopefully you will find the support you are looking for here. Again, welcome.
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   Posted 10/11/2007 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sheltercrow,

Welcome to the forum.  I am sorta new here myself.  I really hate to hear that you had just a difficult life growing up.  I hope your medications are helping you.....








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   Posted 10/11/2007 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome sheltercrow:

Glad to have you. I hope you find some company and support here.

How are you doing these days? Do you have a family of your own? Are you at school? Do you have a job? How severe are your episodes? Are you currently suffering from one?
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