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Mental Health - Schizoaffective Disorder

Posted by @annheaney in Just Want to Talk, Sep 21, 2012

I have been treated for Schizoaffective Disorder for several years. And I stuck/am sticking with my therapist and psychiatrist. Managing mental health disorders takes work and requires that I open up to my mental health professionals. Re-
covery takes time and persistence.

I used to have audio hallucinations most of which are softer and not as frequent. I take a lot of psychiatric meds - Olanzapine, Effexor XR, Clonazepam, Buproprian and Buspar. These drugs make it possible for me to function. Exercise is also good for improving mood and relaxation. As I said before it took me a long time to get to this point. And I have a lot to work on.

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Posted by @mavroides3102, Oct 2, 2012

keep up doing the work


Posted by @annheaney, Oct 2, 2012

Thank you for the encouragement.


Posted by @mavroides3102, Oct 9, 2012

i hope my wife will to get to where ur at. It seems she has the same feelings and thoughts you have


Posted by @annheaney, Oct 9, 2012

Your primary care doctor should give you referrals to psychiatrists and therapists. Your wife needs the care of a mental health professional. If you cannot get a referral ask for referrals or referrals. You and your wife will be glad that you did.

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Posted by @quidnunc, Dec 10, 2012

I have schizoaffective too. I am on olanzapine, citalopram, and klonopin. Sadly, I still deal with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. Also, olanzapine makes me sleep long hours 12-16 hours. I cannot function well on the drug. With that said, it is the only 2nd generation antipsychotic that I can handle. Others cause me severe discomfort in one way or another.

I am a pretty lonely person now. I have lost most social support.

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