am i really schizoaffective?
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Old 02-28-15, 09:19 PM   #1
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even if i dont hear voices or see anything that isnt there?
i do at times have disorganized thought though...
what if im being treated for the wrong thing?
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Old 03-01-15, 03:25 AM   #2
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Well, you should talk to your therapist about it if you are worried you have that.
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the psychiatrist diagnosed me as schizoaffective and i'm kind of worried what if they are treating me for the wrong thing..

I already told the therapist... last time i was talking about it, i also included something about feeling suicidal and I was sent to the hospital and stayed there for about 2 weeks and a half. Got in the 6th of february left on the 20th.. my next therapist appointment there isn't until next week saturday.
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Sonik~It's your right to seek out another professional opinion, if don't believe you're being treated properly. Maybe it's something to consider, before your next appointment with the one you're currently seeing.
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Sonik, I am diagnosed schizoaffective....I strongly encourage you to seek a second opinion as Aries has already pointed out.
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I strongly agree with the previous post. Don't take the first diagnosis at face value. Many times doctors wrongly diagnose patients or even diagnose them incorrectly to charge a large amount of money whether its from the patients themselves or healthcare plans.
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I think getting a second opinion is a great idea.

If your second opinion does come back with the same diagnosis I understand that diagnosis can be a scary thing. I try not to focus on the diagnosis itself and look at my issues as symptoms to deal with. The diagnosis is only important to a point as far as what meds are the best to try, insurance purposes, and perhaps evidenced based treatment. And even when taking the latter into consideration, it still is not the whole story. It is not the large picture if that makes sense.

From a mental health standpoint, I typically belong to the camp where diagnosis is not the main thing to focus on but rather the symptoms and dealing with those. I have been diagnosed with many different mood disorders from many different professionals throughout the years...I do not really care about the diagnosis. I have a mood disorder. That is good enough for me.
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ok, I will look for a second opinion somewhere else.. I have to find another place now that helps find what my diagnosis really is. When I went to the hospital and came back home... When i went to see my therapist, she told me the doctors at the hospital were thinking I had borderline personality disorder...

i don't think i have that... I probably had it when i was younger but now a days I don't see that many symptoms of borderline happening.

I'm wondering if my diagnosis will affect whether or not I can get disability insurance? I've found it hard to live normal for years now... I think at some point I did have schizoaffective but I think it kind of healed with time on it's own.. I still get disorganized thought which i know is a symptom of schizophrenia...
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Sonik~It's good that you've considered seeking a 2nd opinion. Remember, you don't always have to take that opinion either, IF you feel that it's (truly) not what you think/feel you have. Remember it's your right, as a patient to seek out whatever's needed. Not only for your own mental well being, but for the physcial aspect as well. For the disablity insurance. Have you thought of considering trying to apply for SSDI (Social Security Disablity Income)? While it's not something that will happen quickly, it takes a few years. However, IF you do have to wait those year's & they find you disabled, you recieve back pay for all the year's you've waited for them to approve it. Just something to consider, IF you haven't applied for it already.
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