I rarely tell others about my diagnosis, but whenever I bring up Schizoaffective Disorder to certain people like family members, they have no idea what I am talking about.
There are Health professionals that have never heard or understand the illness.
Most people know what schizophrenia is or bipolar basically is- Schizoaffective leaves many of them scratching their heads.
I have to explain to them that its where schizophrenia meets bipolar in my case.
In some ways its frustrating having a mental disorder that most people, other than pdocs never heard of.