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Politics Triggers My Schizoaffective Disorder

Politics Triggers My Schizoaffective Disorder

Because of my schizoaffective disorder, it's hard to get involved in politics. But there are some things this schizoaffective can do. Read this.Because of my schizoaffective disorder, it’s hard to get politically involved, much less politically active. I don’t even watch the news anymore. Donald Trump’s election triggered my schizoaffective depression to the point where politics became a source of extreme anxiety.  But here is what I can do.

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Get Help for Schizoaffective Disorder: Running vs Walking

Get Help for Schizoaffective Disorder: Running vs Walking

I've gotten help for schizoaffective disorder by running and walking. But I stopped running. Learn why this schizoaffective stopped running and took up walking to get help for schizoaffective disorder in this post at HealthyPlace.

A couple of years ago, I went running every day for help for schizoaffective disorder. I let running fall by the wayside as winter approached even though running really made me happier, more energized, and less anxious. So why doesn’t this schizoaffective gal lace back up her running shoes, and what made her stop running to begin with if running was such a great help for schizoaffective disorder?

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Life Is Good at 39, Even with Schizoaffective Disorder

Life Is Good at 39, Even with Schizoaffective Disorder

My first schizophrenic psychotic episode was half my life ago. But since then, even as a schizoaffective, I've accomplished a lot to be proud of. You can, too. Read about it at HealthyPlace now.

Life is good, even with schizoaffective disorder, and I look forward to April 15 when I turn 39. I was 19 ½ when I had my first schizophrenic psychotic episode and that means I developed schizoaffective disorder half my life ago. Life is good with schizoaffective disorder now, but has it always been that way?

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My Schizoaffective Anxiety Treatment Isn’t Working Anymore

My Schizoaffective Anxiety Treatment Isn’t Working Anymore

My anxiety treatment is not working anymore, but it's the same anxiety treatment medication that worked last summer. Discover my new anxiety treatment plan at HealthyPlace.

My anxiety treatment is not working anymore. In the summer, I wrote about how I was decreasing my antidepressant to lessen my schizoaffective anxiety. That time, it worked (Taking an Active Role in My Psychiatric Medication Changes). But earlier this month when I tried to do the same thing for the same reasons, it didn’t work. I’m not sure why it didn’t help, but I have some ideas.

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Sleep Is My Escape from Schizoaffective Disorder

Sleep Is My Escape from Schizoaffective Disorder

Sleep is my escape from schizoaffective disorder and all of its anxiety, depression and every other symptom I deal with in a normal day. Visit HealthyPlace and compare your feelings about sleep as an escape. Can you relate?

Sleep is my escape, and I need it because schizoaffective disorder causes so much stress in my life. I also suffer a lot from schizoaffective depression. Sleep is an escape — like a magic getaway. I look forward to going to sleep every night.

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Taking Schizophrenia Medication that Makes You Feel Numb

Taking Schizophrenia Medication that Makes You Feel Numb

For many, schizophrenia medicine makes you feel numb as if you're depressed. My medicine made me feel numb for about 4 years. Learn about my experience on HealthyPlace. Is it depression or your medication? Let's compare stories now.

I took an atypical antipsychotic medication that makes you feel numb when I was first diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1999. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type and tried a mood stabilizer that my doctor allowed the antipsychotic dosage to be decreased. Finally, I felt like myself again.

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Isolating Myself Because of Schizoaffective Disorder and GAD

Isolating Myself Because of Schizoaffective Disorder and GAD

Isolating myself because of schizoaffective disorder and anxiety is just something I do. Learn why I'm simply afraid to socialize with anyone other than 'safe people' at HealthyPlace.

I’m isolating myself because of schizoaffective disorder and generalized anxiety disorder because I’m simply afraid to socialize in all sorts of ways—even more recently, in support groups. Here’s why I’m isolating myself.

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How I Stay Smoke-Free, Even with Schizoaffective Disorder

How I Stay Smoke-Free, Even with Schizoaffective Disorder

It's been difficult to stay smoke free with schizoaffective disorder. Learn how I quit smoking despite schizoaffective disorder at HealthyPlace. Maybe my experience in quitting smoking and staying smoke free will help you today.

I’ve been smoke-free since March of 2012—13 years after I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and 10 years after I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. It was really hard and sometimes, even six years later, it is hard to remain smoke-free with schizoaffective disorder. But I’ve been able to do it. Here’s how.

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Anxious Emotional Overreaction in Schizoaffective Disorder

Anxious Emotional Overreaction in Schizoaffective Disorder

Emotional overreaction due to schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type is caused by oversized emotions. Visit HealthyPlace and learn a way I'm coping with anxious emotional overreaction. It will help your peace of mind today.

I found a way to cope with emotional overreaction in schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. I feel oversized emotions so I emotionally overreact to almost everything. Unfortunately, my big emotions are usually negative—anxious, sad, helpless. Here are some examples of times I experienced big emotions and overreacted. I hope it helps to share how I cope with this trait.

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Is This Schizoaffective Hypomania or Am I Happy?

Is This Schizoaffective Hypomania or Am I Happy?

Am I happy or hypomanic? I'm afraid to be happy. I'm scared it'll turn out to be schizoaffective hypomania and I'll crash into a depression. Here's how I cope.

Is this hypomania or happiness? I’m afraid to be happy. I know that’s a cliché, but, for me, it’s true. I’m afraid to be happy because happiness can betray me. What if it just turns out to be schizoaffective hypomania and I crash into a depression? Hypomania vs. happiness really matters.

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