Essay on Symptoms And Symptoms Of Schizoaffective Disorders

1032 Words Feb 26th, 2016 5 Pages
A storm seems to be brewing as I walk the crowded halls of the Louvre. I often come to the louvre to remove myself from the rat race of city life and distract my mind from those evil, terrifying memories. It has been a year since she died yet those memories of my wife’s slow decline into insanity are still vivid and haunt me over and over and over again. At first, the doctors acted hopeful, expecting a full recovery within a year. They said it was merely a mild case of depression. A few months into recovery, no progress. She started talking less, her mood would get worse by the week, and sometimes it seemed like she wasn 't even in the hospital room. Her doctors said that she had a schizoaffective disorder. Schizoaffective disorders are like bipolar disorders but with a third “mood.” This mood is more like a state, a disconnected state of terrifying hallucination. She began to speak of “things” being in her hospital room: she acted like the paintings in her room were coming to life and was terrified by them. The doctors thought that moving her to a plain white room might help with her hallucinations. A week later I received that call that she had killed herself with a medical knife. Looking at art distracts me from these thoughts so I have been visiting The Louvre every week since she died. Today, however, is different. Today, one year ago, my love ended her life, and I can not avoid these thoughts. I decide to stay until later in the day, when there are less people.…

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