Explain in detail the difference between Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
These three types of mental illness are different in both symptoms and known causes. Schizophrenia has genetic precursors, and is neither trauma or chemically induced. The schizophrenic has difficulty perceiving the difference between reality and illusion. The other two disorders do not involve hallucinations, although reality may be distorted in those conditions as well.
Bipolar disorder (often called Manic Depression) is chemical in nature, in that a person develops a chemical imbalance...
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