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Psychotic symptoms (voices) during lows

Crow King

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Normally I don't hear voices in lows. I get intrusive thoughts, I get delusional thinking, but never voices...but in a recent low that was particularly bad I think I actually heard voices briefly. They were just like the intrusive thoughts usually are when I'm depressive: accusing, criticizing, insulting...except I think I actually heard them this time. The others were just like faint whispers I couldn't make out.

Is it possible to suddenly start hearing voices and stuff in lows? I never did before, but suddenly did once? Questioning my own experiences. Maybe I was mistaken?
 
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Is it possible to suddenly start hearing voices and stuff in lows? I never did before, but suddenly did once? Questioning my own experiences. Maybe I was mistaken?
If by 'voices' you mean memories or flashbacks of people verbally attacking you, I'd say yes, that can happen whether you're depressed or manic. I think it can come on all at once too if you've never had it happen before. That's common enough with PTSD. Best to check it out with your doc tho.
 
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If by 'voices' you mean memories or flashbacks of people verbally attacking you, I'd say yes, that can happen whether you're depressed or manic. I think it can come on all at once too if you've never had it happen before. That's common enough with PTSD. Best to check it out with your doc tho.
I'm actually referring to voices...not memories, but physically hearing something with 0 relevancy to past events; psychotic symptoms during depressive episodes...hearing faint whispers or etc. I know this happens, but what's odd to me is it only happening once. Any other time it's just intrusive thoughts, not something I physically hear.
 
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I'm actually referring to voices...not memories, but physically hearing something with 0 relevancy to past events; psychotic symptoms during depressive episodes...hearing faint whispers or etc. I know this happens, but what's odd to me is it only happening once. Any other time it's just intrusive thoughts, not something I physically hear.
Ok. Thanks for clarifying. I haven't heard of actual voices outside of memory occurring with bipolar. If it kept happening, I would do research re. 'voices and bipolar' or check in with my doctor.

I mean, strange stuff happens, and it isn't all in our heads. For example, one night, I thought I heard footsteps in my house and a voice calling out a name. That is years ago, and it never happened again. I attributed it to teenagers larking about the neighborhood or maybe a waking nightmare. I don't worry about it.
 
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Ok. Thanks for clarifying. I haven't heard of actual voices outside of memory occurring with bipolar. If it kept happening, I would do research re. 'voices and bipolar' or check in with my doctor.

I mean, strange stuff happens, and it isn't all in our heads. For example, one night, I thought I heard footsteps in my house and a voice calling out a name. That is years ago, and it never happened again. I attributed it to teenagers larking about the neighborhood or maybe a waking nightmare. I don't worry about it.
Google search Bipolar with Psychotic Features. It's pretty common with bipolar.

" Bipolar psychosis happens when a person experiences an episode of severe mania or depression, along with psychotic symptoms and hallucinations. The symptoms tend to match a person's mood. During a manic phase, they may believe they have special powers. This type of psychosis can lead to reckless or dangerous . "
 
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Google search Bipolar with Psychotic Features. It's pretty common with bipolar./QUOTE]

Yes, thanks, I know about psychosis. The description you quoted doesn't happen to mention hearing voices specifically. But if your doctor told you that it's a very common symptom, then it must be so.
 
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