I go to a support group for people with mood disorders. Moods are part of schizoaffective disorder. The moderator likes to refer to our illness as a ‘gift’. Like we have special powers. He believes he is more creative, has deeper feelings, and I don’t know what else. He even said he would not take a cure if he would lose these things. He is definitely pro-med, pro-treatment. He also sees more positives than I do.
If there was a cure, I would jump at the chance. The bad things, far outweigh any benefits. If this is a gift I want to return it.