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The Over-Sized Emotions of Schizoaffective Disorder

The Over-Sized Emotions of Schizoaffective Disorder

Having schizoaffective disorder means that I feel over-sized emotions. This can be very hard. Here's how I cope with my schizoaffective over-sized emotions.Having schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type means that I feel over-sized emotions and I 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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Especially Intense Schizophrenic Voices

Especially Intense Schizophrenic Voices

Schizophrenic voices caused an especially intense episode. Here are the steps I'm taking to make sure the schizophrenic voices never get that bad again.

Really invasive schizophrenic voices stalked me about a week ago. They were brash and loud. They lasted a really long time. And none of my coping strategies worked for calming the impact of the voices. I was at home in my apartment with my husband, too. That should have made the schizophrenic voices episode easier. It didn’t.

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Low Self-Esteem and Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder

Low Self-Esteem and Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder

I have low self-esteem and schizophrenia. Is my low self-esteem because of schizophrenia? I just don't trust my brain 100% and don't know if I ever will.

I have low self-esteem and schizophrenia (schizoaffective disorder). Unfortunately, I often feel very low self-esteem. I don’t know if it’s because of my schizoaffective disorder, but the schizoaffective disorder sure doesn’t help.

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Is There a Reason for Hearing Voices Twice this Week?

Is There a Reason for Hearing Voices Twice this Week?

The reason for hearing voices more than usual this week must have to do with heightened anxiety. But sometimes I'm anxious and don't hear voices. What's up?

Usually, I can figure out the reason for hearing voices. I hear schizoaffective voices a lot. This week, I heard them two days in a row. That’s never happened before. But I think I know why my schizoaffective disorder made me hear voices two days in a row.

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Hearing Voices in My Head on the Train

Hearing Voices in My Head on the Train

Hearing voices in my head is a symptom of my schizoaffective disorder. Hearing voices in your head is scarier in public places. Here's how I deal with them.

Hearing voices in my head is something that happens to me often. I have schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. This means I experience mood swings and crippling anxiety along with hearing voices. I know the voices in my head aren’t real, but they’re scary anyway. I heard schizoaffective voices in my heaed today. They started while I was on a train platform, waiting to go home from the hospital where I meet with my therapist.

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What Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type Means for Me

What Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type Means for Me

The symptoms of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type don't look the same for everyone. This is how schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type symptoms affect me.

As some of you may already know, I have received a schizoaffective disorder diagnosis. What I have not revealed until this time, is that I am diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. You may ask, “What does a schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type diagnosis mean?”

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Getting Used to Quieter Schizoaffective Voices

Getting Used to Quieter Schizoaffective Voices

I'm hearing quieter schizoaffective voices now, but they are still scary. I'm facing new challenges with the quieter schizoaffective voices, but it will be OK.Quieter schizoaffective voices are new to me, compared to the loud voices I usually hear as part of my schizoaffective disorder — a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. My schizoaffective voices have changed lately. And in a good way. But even the quieter schizoaffective voices usually come on when I’m facing stress in my life.

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Effects of Friends’ Suicides On Schizoaffective Disorder

Effects of Friends’ Suicides On Schizoaffective Disorder

Suicide triggered a new direction in my schizoaffective disorder--suicide as an option. Here's how I survive thoughts of suicide with schizoaffective disorder.

Content warning: Frank discussion of suicide affecting schizoaffective disorder.

After I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and then schizoaffective disorder, two of my friends, Josh and then Aaron (not their real names), died by suicide. Their deaths were tragic, unnecessary, preventable, and painful. And their deaths triggered a new direction in my schizoaffective disorder—dying by suicide became an option.

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My Anxiety Is More Debilitating Than Schizoaffective Disorder

My Anxiety Is More Debilitating Than Schizoaffective Disorder

Anxiety causes me more problems than schizoaffective disorder. You may think schizophrenia symptoms would be tougher. But no. Anxiety is more debilitating.Anxiety affects me much more than schizoaffective disorder. You see, schizoaffective disorder is a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. I have schizoaffective disorder, so I have symptoms of schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Then there’s a bonus–generalized anxiety disorder. Bipolar disorder is often accompanied by anxiety disorders. And it’s my anxiety symptoms that affect me the most, even more than schizoaffective disorder.

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