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HomeAnswersPsychiatrybipolar disorderMy younger brother is behaving unusually and doing crazy things. Is he suffering from schizophrenia?

Can bipolar disorder cause unusual behavior and thinking?

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Published At May 6, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a younger brother who is doing crazy things. I am the only person taking care of him in my family. There is no one to take care of him and I need help to identify his problem. My brother believes that he is the only person who created heaven and earth. He also believes that he can bring a dead person alive. Is he suffering from schizophrenia? I do not know about schizophrenia.

Please help.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query and understood your concern.

It seems your brother does not have schizophrenia but he may have bipolar type 1 mood disorder with mania. A person suffering from mania talks more than usual has anger outbursts and thinks that he has a special power. He starts talking more about religious or philanthropic work. A person does not sleep at night and may have substance abuse histories like alcohol or cannabis. So, I suggest you take your brother to the nearest psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and further management. He needs a mood stabilizer.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatry

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