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...
Post Edited (sheltercrow) : 10/10/2007 8:05:25 PM (GMT-6)
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.....