Schizoaffective disorder, which combines elements of bipolar, such as mania and depression, with elements of schizophrenia, including paranoia and delusions, is a mental illness affecting approximately .2% of the US population. In Icarus Redeemed: A Schizoaffective Story, GH Francis explores three manic episodes, resulting in hospitalizations in numerous area facilities, including Shepherd Pratt and Laurel Regional Hospital.

The author’s intent is to give hope to those living with the disorder as well as their loved ones. According to GH Francis, “It’s not an easy disorder to live with, but I’ve learned to manage it extremely well.

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Baltimore Author Publishes Memoir on Schizoaffective Disorder Experiences