The above have been my stages or types of episodes in order of sequence when an extremely bad episode appears. Luckily my last one was about 8 years ago and I hopefully won’t have anymore as I am now properly diagnosed, on the correct medications and able to nip any changes of my behaviour immediately. That is thanks to being trained well by my psychiatrist and being able to adjust my meds accordingly.
Previously after the above episodes, after a psychotic break and being hospitalised for 2 weeks, I would then be released into the care of family.
My next swing would be major depression. This could last from anywhere from 6 to 12 months until medication would take full effect and my mood disorder finally balanced.