Bipolar Depression Symptoms

Psychosis

Psychosis is both a symptom of bipolar mania and bipolar depression. Psychosis occurs when a person loses contact with reality.

The person may suffer from hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations happen when people perceive things that do not exist. Delusions happen when persons have false beliefs.

For more information on psychosis, hallucinations and delusions, visit the psychosis webpage under bipolar mania symptoms.

My Story

Terminal cancer in my brain. I'm sure I had it. I went to the doctor to request radiation. He found nothing, and referred me to a psychiatric ward. I was confused. I needed radiation, not a psychiatrist. Fortunately, after psychiatric treatment for my depression, I realized I did not have cancer. I thought this as I was psychotically depressed and delusional.

~ Osahar, Cairo, NE