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Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett

Posted by vbs on June 21, 2014, at 22:50:15

In reply to Acceptance and grief, posted by Beckett on June 21, 2014, at 19:39:11


I have schizoaffective disorder. I experience positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia; I hear voices, feel apathetic and somewhat depressed. Medication has helped me manage the symptoms. I take multiple psychotropic drugs. I don't necessarily feel good about taking drugs to alter my brain chemistry. I don't like hearing voices. I fear that other people will judge me. They might think, "He's just crazy." Maybe my friends and family will avoid me or limit contact.

Fears and distress are usually self-limiting. I feel better about myself when I'm well. Making an effort to maintain relationships makes a difference to my overall self-image.

So, taking medication and building / maintaining relationships help me cope. I know that psychotic symptoms are fleeting which also help me cope; it's all temporary.

Anyway, I hope others will chime in.

Take care.





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