| | Re: Schizoaffective Disorder
Yes, I have this condition (I don't really like the word 'disorder') and it can be really confusing unless you get it treated properly.
Don't try to diagnose yourself, because the way your mind works keeps changing. One day you'll think you are very much in need of help, and then after several days you may think you were mistaken about your condition and can handle it okay on your own. You may not recognise your own psychosis.
Best thing is to get it checked by a psychiatrist. I do know that for a diagnosis of schizoaffective you would have to have continuous psychosis even while not experiencing a depressive or manic episode. If the psychosis only occurs while having an episode, then you may have bipolar I with psychotic features. Either way, the medication used to treat the condition is very much the same. Get it before you suffer a psychotic break and embarrass yourself!
Once you are stabilised and get used to the meds, your life should be a million times better.