kodacha,First, I would like welcome you to the HW family. I hope you find the support you are looking for here.
Sorry for the long post, but I didn't want to leave anything out.Below are definitions of both Bipolar and schizophrenia (they are both takes from the DSM-IV) I hope this is very helpful.
Note: Hypomanic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder.
This is the definition of Schizophrenia as found in the DSM-IV
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