When our new psychologist mentioned schizoaffective disorder I only had a vague recollection of it's existence. My first question was - "Isn't that a personality disorder?" I was met with dissent. The way the doctor explained it to me was that when you have psychosis and bipolar symptoms the diagnosis is bipolar with psychotic features (S's current diagnosis) if the psychosis is dependent on the state of the mood. The diagnosis is schizoaffective disorder if the psychosis is not dependent on the mood fluctuations. Those of you who have been reading my blog for any length of time know that when life throws me a curveball I go to the research. This is what I found on schizoaffective disorder. I hope it helps you.
It has been a bit of a long week. You can read about it on my post here. Then J had another difficult morning. It was not as bad as it could have been, but one of these days he is going to pound some glass and it is going to completely cut up his hand. You would think that he would not want more stitches. It is funny. On one hand people are always mentioning how they do not know how I do it. Then they turn around and expect something more out of me.