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Schizoaffective Disorder and How to Write Such a Character:

 1 Colossus 17, Tue, 5th Feb '13 11:50:32 AM from The Castle in the Mist
So, I'm writing a story and I'm having some trouble with this character. I've been largely delaying his introduction because I don't know how to write him. I know you guys will have some ideas.

Important(?) Details:
  • Elite military-style training.
  • Directly involved with the Secret War.
  • Lived and died before psychology took off, so There Are No Therapists.
  • An almost childish love for adventure and "justice."
  • Moved across the world to operate in a large city.
  • Gun nut.
  • Daddy issues stemming from his training.

So, does anyone know how to handle someone like this?

edited 5th Feb '13 11:51:36 AM by Colossus17

 2 Bisected 8, Tue, 5th Feb '13 12:15:13 PM from The home of Richard III Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Well, the best thing to do would be to read up on the disorder itself.

Don't just research the symptoms, research case studies and academic reports. They'll both give you a good idea of how real life sufferers behave and cope with life.
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