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Hi enpointe, You were not offending anyone at all. Thank you for sharing your story and feeling safe enough to do so. I know how difficult it is. It is very important not to get caught up in the diagnosis as really they are just words on a piece of paper and no more then that, just something to describe a certian behavior pattern. I have a dear friend that for many years he suffered through the break up of his parents, drug addiction, his own failed marriage, then was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder II. He was in and out of the hospital several times until he finally received the diagnosis of Schizoaffective disorder. The only people in his family that are really supportive of him are his mother and stepfather. The rest treat him as a child and are very distrustful of him. But you know past behavior does predict future behavior so it is difficult to blame them too much. He has done really well this past 5 years and managed to knock down all of his psychiatric medicaitons to only one, Clozaril which still keeps him pretty well sedated. He is on disability but has went back to work part-time and feels that he has a purpose in life so he is building on that which is really great. I know alot of people when they hear schizophrenia, bipolar or any of these type disorders they automatically think of someone who is mentally unstable...medicated or not. Please dont be afraid to share here or worried that you will offend anyone. Depression is a huge factor with all these illnesses and you are always welcome here. Keep posting.
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