So uh, I was recently confirmed in my not-so-recent diagnosis of having schizoaffective disorder (it's a long story full of denial and spending lots of money trying to be diagnosed with autism). I also have seen a lot of threads around about people opening up their experiences and what not by making threads where people can ask questions about the disorder to someone who lives with that disorder. I thought it was a cool little idea, so here I am. And I'm also inviting anyone else who also lives with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder to answer questions too if they want. I also would like this thread to be a support thread if/when needed? But we'll see how this goes. I've never ran a thread like this before. So a little bit about me: I'm 28 and I was diagnosed when I was 22 with schizophrenia and then diagnosed when I was 27 with schizoaffective disorder. I've been living with psychotic symptoms since I was around 17 and 18, mostly 18 and 19. Have been living with depression since I was 14, possibly even younger than that. So yeah, ummm, I'm open to any and most questions. And if people want to post for support, there's space for that here too.