“Delusions can be a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary; also: the abnormal state marked by such beliefs.”
I’ve had an imagination most of my life. My life was unhappy and felt unloved in most of it. Using my imagination created a life and a future life for me. My own world. But, I always felt that my dreams and imagination would be real one day.
I do have delusions when I have one of my manic episodes and it’s pretty scary. Sometimes I don’t know what is real or is my imagination. I will say in 1999 while in rehab I started a journal, which I found just the other day. It brought back a lot of memories, however, there was one page that listed my dreams some would say my imagination.
Since I started medication I see things with a little clarity and have worked very hard for the my dreams to become a reality. In 2010 those dreams started to become real.
I always emphasize – never stop your medication if your Bipolar.