8 doctors weighed in:

Is there a difference between the grandiose delusions in mania and schizophrenia?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Delusions

Delusions in mania are usually grandiose involving themes of power & religious in nature.
Delusions in schizophrenia are mostly bizarre & persecutory.

In brief: Delusions

Delusions in mania are usually grandiose involving themes of power & religious in nature.
Delusions in schizophrenia are mostly bizarre & persecutory.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not in the delusions

Themselves, though schizophrenic delusions are sometimes more bizarre.
The real difference is that the delusions of mania resolve with the resolution of the mania. Schizophrenic delusions do not usually resolve.

In brief: Not in the delusions

Themselves, though schizophrenic delusions are sometimes more bizarre.
The real difference is that the delusions of mania resolve with the resolution of the mania. Schizophrenic delusions do not usually resolve.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Thank
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No difference

No difference, but the associated symptoms are different.

In brief: No difference

No difference, but the associated symptoms are different.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Thank
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

While people in severe manic episodes may become psychotic temporarily, schizophrenia involves a loss of contact with reality which may be prolonged without treatment.

In brief: Yes

While people in severe manic episodes may become psychotic temporarily, schizophrenia involves a loss of contact with reality which may be prolonged without treatment.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Thank
Read more answers from doctors