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A 37-year-old male asked:

I can't tell the difference between psychosis and bipolar in one relative that suffers severe mood changes depression and too many bad thoughts about others. which one is he ?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Bipolar manifests: in extreme mood fluctuations. Psychosis is being out of touch w/reality. The bad thoughts you mention may fall into this category. Your friend may be experiencing both. Psychiatric help is necessary to manage this. Good life style choices concerning food, exercise, rest, are also helpful. Peace and good health.
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Well : Maybe neither Tell your friend he needs an evaluation by a professional. There are elements that must be net for a mental health diagnosis. So best to see your doctor for evaluation

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