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Psychosis, aka Psychotic Features, is associated with the manic phase of bipolar I disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Other conditions where psychosis may be present include postpartum psychosis, dementia, depressive episodes, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The use of certain illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, can bring on psychotic episodes.
Successful bipolar disorder treatment typically requires a careful course of medication, psychotherapy, and discipline to stay on track–and avoid an emotional crash.
A lot of bad decision-making can happen during the manic phase. “It can ruin lives and relationships. There can be extreme irritability. You start yelling at strangers on the street. That’s often why they’re brought in by police, if they’re causing a big disturbance, if they get into a fight in a bar or something like that,” says Carrie Bearden.