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I had been diagnosed with bipolar for several years now

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I had been diagnosed with bipolar for several years now medications and ect have been given little relief. I will talk to my dr but I wanted a second opinion lately I have been hearing voices every once in awhile I have lost two jobs this year I get lost
in space without realizing it and have stopped taking care of myself. I am very paranoid. Could I have something else?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Do you have the following symptoms most of the time during a one-month period, with some level of disturbance being present over six months?

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorganized speech (indicating disorganized thinking)
  • Extremely disorganized behavior
  • Catatonic behavior, which can ranges from a coma-like daze to bizarre, hyperactive behavior
  • Negative symptoms, which relate to reduced ability or lack of ability to function normally
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I believe I have experienced negative symptoms which led to my job loss and lack of care for myself. I do get strange hyperactive activity. I feel like everyone is talking about me and can hear them in my mind doing so. I hear voices every once in awhile I don't believe the level,of function is normal that I would expect of myself.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

How long have you had the symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 6 months
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

You could develop schizophrenia. You should talk to your doctor about it and change the medications.