Schizoaffective disorder is a bit different from schizophrenia. They have similar symptoms, but people with schizoaffective disorders have a bit more of a mood disorder component to their illness. Here are a few famous people who live with this disorder:
1. John Nash
You may recognize the name from the movie made about the man, A Beautiful Mind. He was a brilliant mathematician, but he also suffered with schizoaffective disorder.
2. Brian Wilson
Yes, the famous member of the band, The Beach Boys, lives with schizoaffective disorder. He still continued recording and performing with it.
3. Syd Barrett
The Pink Floyd singer continued to perform amazing music while living with this disease. His song, "Wish You Were Here," is supposedly about his struggle with psychosis.
4. Florence Nightingale
The famous British nurse also lived with this illness. She suffered from hallucinations while working in the hospital.