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Is there a link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Muhammad Munir
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar disorder

There are different ways to answer the question: as scientist :yes there are genetic linkage, receptor level correlation as psychiatrist :there are overlap symptoms and considered at times the spectrum illness with some symptoms been very prominent in bipolar that are core for schizophrenia.
Have some medications that are helpful in both illnesses. However schizophrenia has some severe symptoms.

In brief: Bipolar disorder

There are different ways to answer the question: as scientist :yes there are genetic linkage, receptor level correlation as psychiatrist :there are overlap symptoms and considered at times the spectrum illness with some symptoms been very prominent in bipolar that are core for schizophrenia.
Have some medications that are helpful in both illnesses. However schizophrenia has some severe symptoms.
Dr. Muhammad Munir
Dr. Muhammad Munir
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bipolar

No link. Only disorder that has features of both is called schizoaffective disorder.

In brief: Bipolar

No link. Only disorder that has features of both is called schizoaffective disorder.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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