What is the likelihood of someone with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder being successful in a career?

Better w treatment. It is difficult to say, since everyone is different. I will say, however, that those I have known with schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder who take their medications as directed even when feeling well have been the most successful with work and with their lives in general. Those i know who tend to stop the meds whenever they are feeling well have not done very well at all due to relapses.
Depends. Many variables determine success in a career. Being bipolar or schizophrenic worsens the odds, but doesn't eliminate the likelihood of success. Hard work & use of one's skill set & intelligence is more important than a diagnosis. These patients tend to be very bright, so their problems are related to work place adherence- being on time, interaction with associates, not missing time due to illnes.

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Is there a link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

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. Read more...

Please tell me how long it takes for to be diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

Diagnosis. 6 months for schizohrenia meeting certain criteria for bipolar 1, one manic episode lasting 1 week for bipolar 2, 1 major depressive episode lasting 1 week and hypomanic episode lasting 4 days this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship.Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion crisis. Read more...

I know the symptoms and what schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are but in what way are they related to substance use?

Not always related. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance use are not always related. Patients with these illnesses will sometimes self medicate with substances to help them cope with their symptoms. Patients with no prior mental illness will find themselves with schizophrenia-like symptoms due to drug abuse. There are patients with these illnesses that do not use drugs. Tobacco use though is very common. Read more...
Drugs/etoh = problem. If you have bipolar disorder and abuse drugs or alcohol - you are much more likely to develop mixed, irritable states vice euphoric manic states. Drug or alcohol abuse really minimizes chances for success with treatment. Although people who are suffering may self-medicate with drugs / alcohol - it is likely to cause their symptoms to worse. Read more...

Will there ever be a cure for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

Hopefully. Both can be managed quite well through appropriate meds, but the underlying disease process is still there. A "cure" indicates stopping or preventing the disease process. There is likely a genetic component to both, but other factors are definitely involved. Genetic engineering may be possible in the future. However, some parts of the disease process may be adaptive such as artistic ability. Read more...
Cured. Neither of these have ever really been cured. Symptoms are managed between meds and therapy, often a life long struggle. Read more...

In what ways are schizophrenia and bipolar disorder related to substance abuse? Why?

Not always related. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance use are not always related. Patients with these illnesses will sometimes self medicate with substances to help them cope with their symptoms. Patients with no prior mental illness will find themselves with schizophrenia-like symptoms due to drug abuse. There are patients with these illnesses that do not use drugs. Tobacco use though is very common. Read more...
See below. Schizophrenia not often associated but bipolar is. During the manic phase, people are more impulsive and also are less concerned about the consequences of their actions. During the depressed phase they look to drugs too relieve symptoms of depression. Read more...
Research has shown.. Schizophrenia seems to be linked to cigarette smoking substance abuse because the nicotine affects the nerves in the auditory processing centers of the brain and may reduce the feelings of hearing voices inside the head. Read more...

Can there be any gemstones that can be used to help psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

Levels of healing. There is debate about whether gemstones and other elements have healing properties. But even if we assume that there are health benefits from gemstones, this type of healing is probably too subtle to have any major impact on serious mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Pharmaceutical medication and psychotherapy are usually required to manage these disorders. Read more...

Can you tell me if there are any gemstones that can be used to help psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

Not likely.... People are always seeking novel and non-medication treatments for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. These are very serious illnesses that should receive care from medical professionals. Complementary medicine approaches like acupuncture, reiki, and others just don't have strong evidence-based support. I would consult your doctor. Read more...
NO. I have answered a couple of similar questions before, the answer is most definitely NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. Whatever you think of psychiatry, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are very serious illnesses. Touting gemstones as treatment for these illnesses is fraudulent. Read more...