I'm wondering are delusions and hallucinations associated with bipolar disorder?

Delusions. Yes. Delusions and hallucinations means psychosis. And yes it often is.Let me reassure you, its a treatable illness and stability in right hands rather an easy job, provided you do your part and your md, his. Gain insight, more you will know, easy it becomes. This illness gives ample warnings of its arrival which you will ignore. Pay attention, and get hold of your md see, , how easy it is !

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