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what is the differance between bipolar/schizoaffective/schizophrenia?

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I guess there must be quite big differances between them but what are they? Would this be right:

Bipolar: mood swings, can have psychosis but only when moods are present.

Scizoaffective: mood swing, psychosis but not necessarily with mood swings

Schizophrenia: no mood swing?? psychosis all the time?
 
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I dont no either my boyfriend ha either bipolar, or sz. I think your right though.
people have said that people can be diagnosed with sz when they really have bipolar, i hope someone answers so we both no :(
 
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I guess there must be quite big differances between them but what are they? Would this be right:

Bipolar: mood swings, can have psychosis but only when moods are present.

Scizoaffective: mood swing, psychosis but not necessarily with mood swings

Schizophrenia: no mood swing?? psychosis all the time?
I think mickeymoo your right and i guess with the psychosis it all depends on the length of it, because a person with personality disorder can have episodes of paranoia and of psychosis.

I think its all about the time scale i maybe wrong but thats what i think, but you put it a lot more elecate? than i did.
 
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I guess there must be quite big differances between them but what are they? Would this be right:

Bipolar: mood swings, can have psychosis but only when moods are present.

Scizoaffective: mood swing, psychosis but not necessarily with mood swings

Schizophrenia: no mood swing?? psychosis all the time?
I think you've got that pretty much spot on from what I know about these illnesses. I could possibly be wrong though as I'm not a professional.
 
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