bipola or pyscotic depression

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andy2310

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hi all
i have recently been diagnosed with pychotic depression i think its also called depressive disorder.im not sure how he diagnosed me with this as i was only in there 30 minutes and he didnt exactly ask me many quistions.I suffer from manic episodes also.is this diagnose simular to bipola and is it a long term illness what i suffer with.much help needed thank you
 
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megirl

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I dont know much about psychotic depression,I do know its a very unpleasant condition. My mother in law who I absolutely adored had suffered with it. She was quite ill and ended up in hospital,however she made a full recovery.
It sounds to me similiar to bipolar because of the mania?
I'm certainly not a doctor but yeh do have bipolar.
I understand psychotic depression can cause delusions/ abnormal thinking/ seeing things/ hearing voices/ believing they are the devil?
But if you're unsure you can get a second opinion