I sometimes have mania and depression.
I don’t know if depression is from negative symptoms. Even my psychiatrist couldn’t differentiate them. He prescribed me an antidepressant Wellbutrin for a month but it didn’t change anything. Sometimes I am overexcited, I talk too much and jump from one subject to an unrelated subject with no goal in mind. When I am manic I can’t sleep, I sleep at 3 AM when it happens.
I took lithium (Supplement) once by myself and I felt better but sleepy. I don’t see anything about both disorders together on medical websites, only SZ and drug addiction.
Yes, it’s called schizoaffective disorder bipolar type.
How different is it from schizophrenia?
With schizoaffective you have a mix of psychosis and mood symptoms like mania and/or depression.
With schizophrenia there usually isn’t a mood component with the psychosis.
Yes it’s called sza bipolar type. I have that diagnosis
It’s called schizoaffective disorder. That’s my diagnosis. I suffer from a lot of depression while I’m having psychosis.
Fellow sza bipolar type here.
I’m also in the sza bipolar club y’all
My current diagnosis is bipolar but I’ve been diagnosed with schizoaffective bipolar type many times before.
I have full SZ with positive, negative and cognitive symptoms. There is no meds for negative and cognitive symptoms.
There are three things that look similar, but require different strategies to address.
Specifically, overloads of antipsychotics, depression, and the negative symptoms of schizophrenia all look similar.
Ikr Even my psychiatrist mistakenly thought I had depression. He couldn’t differentiate negative symptoms from depression.
He prescribed me an antidepressant which only made me worse, I was sleeping all day on it instead of being more active.
Depression and negative symptoms look the same except that they have different brain mechanisms. Meds for depression don’t work for negative symptoms.
When I had manic symptoms the voices were gone. When they came back the mood calmed down.
I’m sza bipolar type. Many years ago, I was depressed and suicidal along with paranoia, thought broadcasting, insertion and control, and delusions of reference with all forms of hallucinations.
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