"Prior to onset, my father had been a very loving and caring parent. By the time he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, I was receiving calls and letters that were openly delusional and references to the government and a conspiracy that involved my family and things like that."
Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder that affects approximately 2.2 million American adults. It interferes with a person's ability to think clearly, to distinguish reality from fantasy, to manage emotions, make decisions, and relate to others.
Another serious thought disorder is Schizoaffective Disorder. The symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder look like a mixture of two kinds of major mental illnesses - mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder) and schizophrenia.
While there is no cure for Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder, they are highly treatable and manageable illnesses. In the HealthyPlace.com Thought Disorders Community, we have comprehensive information on both disorders; from symptoms and causes to treatments and dealing with the stigma attached to Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder.
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