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I Schizoaffective Disorder

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    Acceptance

     My name is ysraal and I have finally been diagnosed with SAD and being honest with myself ,it fits and I accept this as my illness. This is what I must work on and work with the rest of my life. Although I am now 53 years young, I hope that I have many more years ahead of...
    ysraal ysraal 51-55 2 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    I Married A Man With Sad

    I met John in 1998 and we fell in love.  We move backed to the mountains where I'm from and started our life together.  A year later we had a beautiful daughter.When I met John, he seemed normal.  He worked, we hiked and enjoyed the outdoors, but he did always get angry...
    greatadgirl greatadgirl 41-45 May 28, 2011

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    This Is Me & I Wouldn't Change It For the World

       My life began when I was born in San Diego, but I didn't truly start living until I was fifteen.  The reason for this, is because I had started to show signs of having "mental problems" as they put it.  For years I asked myself why I couldn't...
    TiffanyRose TiffanyRose 18-21 Aug 6, 2009

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    3 Year Long Battle With Schizoaffective Disorder

    My issues started when I was 14 I would see these creatures that appeared to be made of shadows and I thought that there was something special about me to be able to see them when no one else could. Sometimes the sight of these creatures would be accompanied...
    louu louu 16-17 2 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have been really struggling lately with wondering if a man would want to marry a girl like me who has Schizoaffective disorder. I really want to be married one due but I'm...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 1 Response Jul 29

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    Depending on who you ask. Early 2000s. Value options did phoenix. Temp docs said affective. Regulars said bipolar. Ok beeches. Yall are dumb egos. And burned...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 29

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    I see my dr tomorrow and I'm nervous about it. I'm afraid they will put me back in the hospital because I've been having voices trying to get me to hurt my 3 year old nieces. (Don...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 1 Response Jul 29

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    I'm doing a presentation on BDD for my psychology class and wanted to see if there was any on on this site with some insight into this disorder. Does anyone currently suffer from...
    turnituplouder turnituplouder 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Gosh! Where to begin? So it’s fair to say that I haven’t been suffering for as long as some people with their eating disorders but I can’t dismiss the fact that I HAVE been...
    Thatgirl889 Thatgirl889 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    EP users and their character attacks.... I'm not a pompous *******, although that would be the reaction that I would expect from someone with BPD, as that is how most of us assess...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm not sure where to start, but I guess I'll start off by saying I'm positive I have Depersonalization Disorder, but I am not officially diagnosed. I would like to share my...
    faithinmyself faithinmyself 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I can remember the moment and day when I was 15 years old and started my long journey with anorexia and bulimia the same way an alcoholic can remember their first drink. I started...
    scmichelle051 scmichelle051 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I'm 16 and I've been suffering from a severe depersonalization disorder for just over a year now. At first I pushed it away as being tired, but when it never got better, we went to...
    xxChloeMxx xxChloeMxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Back when I was 22, I suffered from a really bad panic disorder. I had the worst kind of anxiety out there. A panic disorder is the highest level of anxiety. I suffered from it for...
    kamishiro kamishiro 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Tonight, I have decided to reach out and find others like me. Others with Conversion Disorder. To this day, I still battle with the tics and tremors that made it so I quit high...
    bluestocking18 bluestocking18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    When I first entered this site and looked for eating disorder support and help I came across some entries. All of the responses were for 'pro-mia pro-ana' ........ Can I please...
    caitcaitc caitcaitc 18-21, F Aug 14

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    So basically i have an eating disorder and i think my teacher was figuring out that i had one and i need to know if you guys think that he started to figure it out or not. At lunch...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Hello, I’m Dr. Horace S. Browntrout, and I’ve just written a hilarious spoof of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). It’s called Mental...
    DocBrowntrout DocBrowntrout 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I debated wether to join this group or one that uses the term "might have" an eating disorder. I've studied it. Logically I know I do. But sometimes I feel just utterly paranoid...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Check out this link!!!! New scientific research on BPD and how the brain functions for people who have been diagnosed with this disorder. Enlightening and informative. Hope this...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I was looking through some old pictures, deleting a lot of them and I saw how thin I was in my prime... Gah. I always aspired to be thinspo lol and it looks like I am, for myself...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    .....at least I think I do. I self-diagnosed today, next step is finding a qualified professional to treat me. I told my therapist and she was very skeptical. Made me feel like...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching 26-30, F Aug 13

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    It's kinda sad to read these other "experiences" of people who have dated someone with BPD. I guess thinking about it from their perspective it is a bit overwhelming to date...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    My personal relationships are toxic and my emotions and reactions are out of control. I've known for a long time something is not quite right inside of me and I can't control alot...
    megjane18 megjane18 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with conversion disorder last November, and ever since then I still have no idea what to do about it. It's slowly been progressing since the sixth grade, and this...
    IvyBabbitt IvyBabbitt 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have severe generalized anxiety disorder along with PTSD. I stopped taking my meds a little over a month ago.
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    What takes my class mates 10 minutes to complete takes me 25. I have the best ability to procrastinate ever. My teachers describe me as a day dreamer and a student that goofs off...
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    My husband doesn't actually have a diagnosis of DID he has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. However he does dissociate frequently. He also has different 'personas...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I lose time. Two years of my life are gone. I barely remember it. My parents say I was acting crazy disappearing for days. I vaguely remember any of it and I wasn't on illegal...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I really don't want to know what my mind is repressing, hiding from me. It's hidden for a reason. I don't want to feel anymore pain. Is anyone else here feel like this? I don't...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Aug 5

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    I first experienced General Anxiety Disorder about 6 month ago.. It was a normal day like any other days I was a bit stressed at work and sleep deprived I jumped in my car on the...
    alikansso1990 alikansso1990 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I thought this visually summed up life in my Bipolar kingdom.I believe that "Bipolar" as a definition for this disorder oversimplifies the condition for those who do not have it...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Aug 8

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    Each day more n more i think about it i think im starting to get my eating disorder again i feel so worthless and disgusting,self hate i feel like i don't want to be strong i don't...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F Aug 11

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    exercising because I want to. Not because I want to lose weight. I will not let my eating disorder control me
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Just sent my very recent ex an email explaining that I think I have dissociative disorder which explains a lot of our problems, to see if he is willing to work through this with me...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I guess something's are just hard wired, seriously it's my final days of my summer vacation. All I ask for is relaxation, nothing more. But no, my mother who promised to help me...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm a very level headed teenager. And then I got told I had an eating disorder and now it controls my life... Every day I think about food constantly, I don't eat it but I...
    justsmile1990 justsmile1990 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Message me if you want to chat, if anyone's going through/been through an eating disorder I'd appreciate talking to someone who understands
    justsmile1990 justsmile1990 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    For a long time I have felt different, I got attached to people to easy & too quick! I quickly feared abandonment, real or imagined, I sometimes get raging anger that I cannot...
    BeBeautiful95 BeBeautiful95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Not much more to say other than its another or a new name for Multiple Personality Disorder
    goodman72 goodman72 36-40, M Aug 14

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    I was just released from the hospital, and after 2 years of "fainting", numerous injuries, and uncountable hospital stays, I have been diagnosed with Conversion Disorder. I am...
    Caalegria3 Caalegria3 22-25, F Aug 14

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    ((also posted in I have multiple personality disorder)) I was talking to my friend about systems being formed, the "rules" when it comes to MPD/DID and she said "yes every system...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Or so I think. But don't we all? Life has become increasingly difficult by my standards and it's just enough to not make me want to excel at anything fruitful or have the...
    Keldeo Keldeo 22-25 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have Borderline Personalitч Disorder, these past few weeks have been at its worst. I have attempted suicide twice & failed, and currentlч still self harm, I live with mч bo...
    BeBeautiful95 BeBeautiful95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    i was always very interested in this. to whoever has this disorder is very brave because i know it must be frustrating basically sharing your body with different people
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Time to share my story of Multiple Personality Disorder(MPD). I know, in my case, this is more commonly known as a Teenage Identity Crisis, but I'd like to refer it as MPD. So...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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