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Old 07-19-2018, 01:20 PM #1
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Hi, for those with schizoaffective disorder, did you find it hard to finish college? and if you did what did you study or are you still studying?
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I managed to get a degree in liberal arts only associates and I see it as meaningless.

If I stayed away from pot and stayed with my meds I should of been able to get a masters.

I am considering going back for an lpn license.

Being sza doesn't make us dumb anything's possible with the right regimine and being disciplined.

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I wasn't able to finish college. If I could go back I'd do academic adviser.
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I finished college but haven't gotten a job in my degree field because i messed up early on and was too scared to take a position that was mainly experience only aside from my internship. I have no experience in the field.
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I was healthy at the time I was going through college (despite moderate social anxiety which mostly just hurt my social scene, not academic performance).

My symptoms started in grad school, so I had to drop out of the PhD program and just get the Master's. I'm actually really impressed I was able to finish my thesis, as I was pretty depressed at the time. Real heavy feeling.

Personally, I DO think having a mental illness like SA in college can screw you over... but you have to keep trying and definitely definitely get the support you need, whether it be social or medical.
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Before I was dx, I ended up dropping out because I was hospitalized. Now that things are under control I'm going back at the end of the month. First, I'm doing an associates degree in general studies because it covers the core for bachelor's degrees. This will help ease me back in I think. Then I'm going for a Bachelor's in computer science. Good luck to us both!
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Yes, I have had some serious issues with college but now that I'm stable I'm doing very well and hope to continue that way. I'm working on a degree in Human Services right now. It's taking me more time to complete the degree than most people but I don't have a problem with that, mental stability is most important and too much stress sends me off the rails
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Yeah, I'm studying Spanish literature and philosophy and have one semester left. It took me longer to finish college. I had to withdraw from classes a few times. But I've gotten through it.
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I am 57 yrs old and just finished my bachelors degree after 38 years. i was in an accident and had to drop out in my last semester and i do have schitzoaffective disorder too but i finidshed.
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To me it's all ********. I actually diagnosed myself with this disorder until my psychologist confirmed it. I might have something wrong with me but I don't trust a diagnoses. I'm in school working on a BA in psychology . It's been a challenge but I'm making it.
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