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What are the main differences between paranoid schizophrenia and bipolarity?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Thoughts vs Moods: Schizophrenia is a disorder of a person's thoughts, known as psychosis. Psychosis involves having hallucinations and/or delusions. In schizophtenia, the most common hallucinations are auditory, whereby the person hears voices and the most common delusions are paranoid in nature. Bipolar disorder involves a problem with one's mood. Manic episodes, or extreme mood elevations is the main hallmark.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Bipolar vs. schizoph: Both can have psychotic symptoms but the psychosis in bipolar is congruant with the mood.
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