I will look into it. My last episode was because of a strong emotional feeling
Hmm. Not gona click thou, but thank you. Appreciate it
It depends who you ask, sza bipolar type or Bipolar I with psychotic features. They are basically the same thing and require the same meds.
SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
Drug induced psychosis I believe
Substance use disorder
Ddnos (dissociative disorder not otherwise specified)
In order from most recently occurring to oldest disorder I’ve had. I’ve always been diagnosed schizoaffective bipolar type. And substance disorder. But my new diagnosis’s makes more sense to me. I told another therapist about it she said it all makes sense too. And I also had a bout of HPPD but it went away. And my substance abuse is much better than it used to be too which I’m very grateful for. Time to take my medications
I have Paranoid Schizophrenia. My first dx was drug induced psychosis when I was 16/17
However by time I got to 23/24 I was clean of drugs, but had a major relapse that went without proper treatment for nearly 12 months
They found me in a near-by city with no shoes on and feet full of glass.
I was put in hospital by a ambulance, where they did all sorts of tests to rule out anything physically wrong with my brain
Was then shipped to the local mental hospital where I lived, and was put on 20mg of Olanzapine
6 weeks later I was released.
Did spend some time on s forensic ward when I was 18 years old
Autism and anxiety came later as dx’s
I have Paranoid Schizophrenia, Major Depression and Generalised Anxiety Disorder according to my diagnostic paperwork.
1983- 2005 schizoaffective mixed type primarily.Occasionally bipolar disorder.
2005- ? personality disorder nos
?-2018 paranoid personality disorder
2018 Most likely schizophrenia and ASD
2019- schizophrenia/schizoaffective and ASD
paranoid sz and autism.
My highs and lows and mixed episodes,
were misdiagnosed as silly disorganized symptoms.
I have psychomotor agitation
because of highs and lows
Exactly the same thing I’m facing @Leaf
Sza depressive type, generalized anxiety, autism, and adhd.
Same but I suspect sz alone.
I just have one diagnosis.
But first it was psychosis and then psychosis with a chronic trajectory and then sz.
I do take an antidepressant though.
I have schizoaffective disorder bipolar type. The meds for this condition in particular suit me well. I’ve had my sza for a long time and it was thought I had sz or bipolar, but most hospitals diagnosed sz but then in 2018 it became clearer that my depressions fit the major mood episode criteria and so there’s a definite mood element so I have sza.
i had eating disorder, anxiety and major depression as a teenager, a severe breakdown and never really recovered from all of it and the paranoia was something i tried to keep hidden and the voices but eventually it became more obvious to everyone and i was asked by managers at work questions like are you autistic etc? I was hugely in denial about mental illness but got dx aged 32 and was hospitalised. Then I kept overdosing and trying to end it for a few years was in resus and things but unsuccessfully so i was in and out of psych ward a few times. When i finally got admitted for 20 months straight and then went onto supported living and then moved back in with husband where we are now in a new town, new flat four years stayed out of hospital but still struggle everyday with various things
SZ / Paranoid Subtype