What’s the Difference Between Depression, Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia?

Question by Phil: What’s the difference between depression, bi-polar and schizophrenia?
What are the signs and symptoms of each of them, how serious can it get if left untreated??!

Best answer:

Answer by Mimi Tiger
go to web MD and look up all of them . the major difference is that schizo, is losing Touch with reality (hallucinations , thought disorder, delusions) bipolar is a psychosis (same thing as schizo but not permanent )and depressive pattern that is life long and depression : is always feeling sad, suicidal , may aslo self harm

Answer by Jen
Depression is a feeling of hopelessness that lasts over a month.
Bipolar Disorder is depression, with periods of mania or hypomania, which are times where you have excessive energy and ambition, dont get, or even seem to need, much sleep. Irritability, gambling problems, promiscuity, and overspending can happen.
Schizophrenia is paranoia, hallucinations (auditory and visual), hearing voices, etc.
All three can end in suicide if left untreated.


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