I’m a psych major in college right now and I recently just took one of the general psych classes. In one of the lectures, the professor talked about how bipolar has similarities to schizophrenia. I had no idea this was a thing/true, but yknow what it’s increasingly making more sense. Anyone find any interesting similarities between the two disorders? Or at least wanna help me understand the similarities because I’m still a lil naive (but wanna learn more!!)

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  • Relhavent


    I think the only things that really overlap is that bipolar 1 can also have psychosis and both bipolar 1 and 2 tend to have disorganized thinking especially during a manic or hypo manic episode. It’s also known as flight of ideas.

  • eggnugget


    I’d be interested to hear what he had to say specifically is similar. I’ve got a masters in Counseling Psychology and have worked as a therapist. I would say all mental illness relates in that it can cause distress but specifically linking bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is odd to me, other than what Relhavent said

  • Calla


    Did the professor say schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders? Because there is a difference between the two, with schizoaffective disorders more aligning with bipolar disorder than actual schizophrenia.

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