Schizoaffective disorder: What you need to know

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You’ve probably heard of schizophrenia, but have you ever heard of schizoaffective disorder?

Or have you ever met anyone who lives with schizoaffective disorder?

It’s not surprising if you haven’t heard of schizoaffective disorder, as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports only 0.3% of the US population–or 981,600 people–will get it during their lifetimes.

Living with schizoaffective disorder causes intense emotional and psychological turmoil and can affect all aspects of daily living, including work, social relationships, and self-care skills.

In this video, we would like to educate everyone about Schizoaffective Disorder to raise awareness as well as to encourage those who might relate to it to seek professional help.

Disclaimer: it’s important to know we’re covering a mental illness that can cause serious consequences in the lives of the people affected by it.

This means we’ll briefly discuss depression and suicide, which may be triggering to some viewers.

Also, this video is made for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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