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Does anyone here happen to know the difference?

Discussion in 'Psychosis and Schizophrenia' started by Neostarwcc, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Neostarwcc

    Neostarwcc Eternal life is a free gift. Amen. Supporter

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    Does anyone here happen to know the difference between a psychotic episode and a manic episode? Can both happen at the same time if you're both bipolar and schizophrenic like me? Id like to ask a psychiatrist this question but unfortunately I'm not seeing one at the moment and Google isnt really being helpful. Hopefully someone here can answer.
     
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    I admit to being a total amateur, but I think I understand the basic meaning of the words, so I will "shoot from the hip", so to speak.

    Psychosis means losing touch with reality. A psychotic episode implies the inability to peel the onion of impressions and accurately identify which aspects are "real" in some sense.

    Mania means being highly motivated, usually acting without regard to limitations, usually a positive emotional experience.

    Yes, there is some overlap. We're never totally connected to the reality of things, and we frequently get committed to a course of action without due regard for caution or alternatives.
     
  3. Neostarwcc

    Neostarwcc Eternal life is a free gift. Amen. Supporter

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    Thanks for answering. I was wondering because I'm both bipolar and schizophrenic although I get more manic episodes than psychotic ones. During my last manic episode I also had periods of times where I was hallucinating and hearing voices and stuff along those lines. Could that have been a manic and psychotic episode overlapping each other? And during the episode before that I was being violent towards the hospital staff and they had to get 6 nurses to get me under control and strap me down. I believed at the time that I had divine powers and that I could cleanse hell. I also don't remember things during my episodes. I don't know what causes that or if its even normal. But anyway I should be getting a new psychiatrist within the next few months. I can ask him.
     
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    How long have you been schizoaffective?
     
  5. Neostarwcc

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    Sorry I didn't notice your post until just now. I was diagnosed back in 2012 but I've been showing symptoms since I was like 8 years old so I strongly suspect I've had it since birth.
     
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