Bipolar psychosis refers to an episode of severe mania or depression, along with psychotic symptoms and hallucinations. The symptoms tend to match the patients mood. If the person is in a manic phase, they may believe they have special powers. This type of psychosis can lead to reckless or dangerous behavior. If bipolar psychosis occurs during a low period or a depressive episode, the individual may believe that someone is trying to harm them, or that they themselves have done something wrong. These beliefs can trigger feelings of extreme anger, sadness, or fear in the person. Symptoms for diagnosing bipolar psychosis include hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. These symptoms can occur during episodes of mania, depression, or when the signs are mixed. Some of the signs of bipolar disorder include hypomanic episodes, depression, and increased anxiety.
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