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BriTempest

794d

How did you know it was bipolar and not schizoaffective?

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    • Wolfy96

      630d

      So I have both and it is not fun at all

    • Wolfy96

      630d

      So I have both and it is not fun at all

    • jadey

      793d

      So I guess what I’m getting at is that it could be diagnosed separately but that’s the whole reason for schizoaffective disorder existing. Someone with bipolar only experience symptoms associated with bipolar disorder. Where as someone with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type experiences both symptoms and meets the criteria for diagnosing schizophrenia as well as bipolar. Bipolar is categorized as a mood disorder and schizophrenia is categorized as a psychotic disorder.

    • jadey

      793d

      There are two types of schizoaffective disorder. One is bipolar type and one is depressive type (which I have). If people (in life) are confused and have never heard of schizoaffective disorder I just tell them (in my case) I have schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. People understand that better

    • PoohRoe

      794d

      I haven't really done my research like everyone on here seems to have done i don't want the fears associated with I'll take what I've got n not worry about worse

    • BriTempest

      794d

      Me too!

    • PoohRoe

      794d

      I was told i have both idk

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