ADD, Bipolar, or Spiritual Crisis?

by Gino

Is there any relation between the symptoms of add/adhd and bipolar syndrom and spiritual crisis? Because they seem similar. I am quite confused, but I guess the cure for them is all the same? I am once diagnosed for adhd, but then I hear others claim that it is a spiritual crisis.

Ben's Answer:

There is a distinct difference between ADHD/ADD and Bipolar and both are quite different from a Spiritual Crisis. However, often in a true Manic Bipolar episode, there is sometimes an elevated state of intuition, insight and even extrasensory perception that may have aspects of a spiritual experience. There can also be delusions, paranoia, grandiosity, and other ego-influenced perceptions, that can be mistaken for spiritual experiences.

The best way to figure it out is to work closely with a therapist who understands and respects both Bipolar/ADD, and also Spiritual Emergence. The treatment would be different for each of these issues.

Take Care,
Ben Schwarcz

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask a Therapist.