What are my chances of having a bad drug trip (substance induced psychosis) and then getting schizo-affective disorder from having type 2 bipolar disorder? Is this possible? What are the odds or chances? Has this been studied? Is is possible I’m misdiagnosed or I got a worse case of bipolar disorder? In my whole 9+ years of illness, I never had physical or visual hallucinations, but had hypnogogic hallucinations a few years back when really stressed out (mild sounds while falling alseep) on low dose risperdal or no meds at all while living with my dad. Thoughts? I don’t hallucinate. I believe I have trauma because my first psychologist said I had acute stress disorder (I think he diagnosed me) and then said the Monsters were making me sick (I know, I should quit them). Then my delusions are turning out to be less delusional and crazy and more true but still out there. Like I believe in aliens, ufos, time travel, simulation theory, conspiracy theories, cloning, transhumanism, etc.
Thoughts? I take meds and will continue to take Vraylar. I just don’t know how to cope without energy drinks. My life is missing without them. I feel like if I quit, it would be startling and completely life altering since I’ve been on them so long and so much over the years. I’m like mentally and genetically wired and altered differently now.
I still have no motivation or drive or energy. I’m not really depressed, but my doctor said the psychological aspect of my illness could cause no motivation. I also read bipolar patients with severe trauma can show no motivation, so there’s that.
I have planning and executive problems and cognitive issues but that can be bipolar too. I’ve never had a severe thought disorder or none I can think of either. I can still drive and stuff but I limit it. I can talk and speak and look and act normally. I just dress disheveled and have poor hygiene. I feel the doctors are lazy and crappy and ill - equipped to diagnose me correctly.
Any opinions or help with regards to this? The treatment is the same, but I feel like I got the short end of the stick like a lot of guys in my situation. I’ve been hospitalized a lot.