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Complexities of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

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Empower yourself with knowledge about Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, and discover the support networks available to navigate these conditions with confidence and resilience.


Information About Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia


What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder or manic-depressive illness. Bipolar disorder is a chronic mood disorder that causes intense shifts in mood, behavior, and energy levels. Manic and hypomanic episodes are the main signs and most people with this disorder have depressive episodes. This condition is manageable with medications, therapy, and lifestyle changes.


What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects how people think, feel, and behave in their day-to-day life. This disorder requires lifelong treatment to help with hallucinations, delusions, and behavior.


Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder:


Manic Phase Symptoms:

  • Extreme happiness
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Increased Energy
  • Paranoia


Depressive Phase Symptoms:

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Low energy
  • Appetite changes
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Weight loss/ gain


Symptoms of Schizophrenia:

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorganized speech/ thinking
  • Extremely disorganized


Resources for individuals with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia:

The International Bipolar Foundation is a great resource for individuals seeking support and advice regarding their condition. This resource provides educational articles, tests, resources, educational videos, and crisis hotlines.  The National Institute of Mental Health offers a great deal of information regarding Schizophrenia. If non-medical home care is needed, there are also A-1 Home Care Agency. A-1 Home Care Agency specializes in caregiving, at home care, and choosing the perfect caregiver for each individual, at home. The home care assistance services they provide are senior care, respite care, in-home care services, round-the-clock care, after surgery care, memory care, hospice care and more for elderly, senior, disabled and terminally ill patients. If you or a loved one is interested in finding a care provider, call (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800.