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Bipolar People Can Experience Auditory Hallucinations, Too

Most people associate hearing voices or auditory hallucinations with schizophrenia. But almost no one speaks of this issue when it comes to bipolar disorder, despite the fact that 20-50 percent of us who live with bipolar experience them, according to Psychiatric Times.

Hearing things that aren’t there is scary. Like very scary.

While I don’t hear voices per se, I do hear noise. Sometimes if I am at a party in an enclosed space with lots of loud talking, when I leave the space, I hear a jumble of sounds that echoes throughout my brain and won’t stop. It’s as if I am hearing a murmur of dialogue lingering all at once after the party. Many voices in dissonance.

When this happens, I immediately need to jump in a taxi or rideshare and head

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schizophrenia: Readers Choice

Most people associate hearing voices or auditory hallucinations with schizophrenia. But almost no one speaks of this issue when it comes to bipolar disorder, despite the fact that 20-50 percent of us who live with bipolar experience them, according to Psychiatric Times.
Schizophrenia is a severe, debilitating mental illness. It has been popularized by the media, particularly in horror and thriller movies and television shows, and there are certain stereotypes that follow those who are affected by this disorder. What many people do not know is schizophrenia is a spectrum disorder under which many other disorders fall, including but not limited to: schizotypal personality disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, and schizophrenia.

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