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Is schizophrenia different than bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Schizophrenia &

Bipolar disorder are completely different disorders.
Bipolar is a mood disorder with periods of depression & mania (excessive exuberance & unproductive energy). Schizophrenia is a thought disorder primarily including hallucinations, delusions & disorganized thinking & speech. Schizophrenia can include flat emotions, inability to experience pleasure & lack of motivation similar to depression.

In brief: Schizophrenia &

Bipolar disorder are completely different disorders.
Bipolar is a mood disorder with periods of depression & mania (excessive exuberance & unproductive energy). Schizophrenia is a thought disorder primarily including hallucinations, delusions & disorganized thinking & speech. Schizophrenia can include flat emotions, inability to experience pleasure & lack of motivation similar to depression.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Bipolar Disorder is a mood or affective disorder and Schizophrenia is a thought disorder.

In brief: Yes

Bipolar Disorder is a mood or affective disorder and Schizophrenia is a thought disorder.
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