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Ep 10: Schizophrenia & Bipolar Symptoms: 2 Truths and a Lie Edition

Listener favorite Two Truths and One Lie returns, but with a twist. Gabe and Michelle each share three stories about specific symptoms they have of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (respectively). All six of these examples are believed to be factual by many people, but only four of them are accurate. After sharing the examples, Gabe and Michelle challenge each other to guess which two of their symptoms are real and which one is a lie.

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“Just because you’re acting normal doesn’t mean you’re not sick.” ~ Gabe Howard

Highlights From ‘Schizophrenia and Bipolar Symptoms’ Episode

[1:26] Michelle shares how she hears her name being called as a symptom of schizophrenia.

[2:10] Gabe shares a story about chronic masturbation as symptom of bipolar disorder.

“Say My Name” vs. “Bipolar Bop”

[3:05] Michelle shares a story about a simple delusion snowballing into something much bigger.

[5:12] Gabe talks about living with the extremes of bipolar mania and depression with no middle ground.

“Exaggerated Memory” vs. “Heads or Tails”

[7:00] Michelle speaks publicly for the first time about  her other personality, “Hammer.”

[8:50] Gabe talks about bipolar irritability and the little things that make him angry.

“Sybil” vs. “Gabe Gets Annoyed at the Most Basic Things”

[13:00] Michelle guesses which symptom of bipolar disorder Gabe is making up.

[14:50] Gabe guesses which symptom of schizophrenia Michelle is lying about.

A bipolar, A schizophrenic, and a Podcast

Meet The Hosts of #BSPodcast

GABE HOWARD was formally diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to a psychiatric hospital in 2003. Now in recovery, Gabe is a prominent mental health activist and host of the award-winning Psych Central Show podcast. He is also an award-winning writer and speaker, traveling nationally to share the humorous, yet educational, story of his bipolar life. To work with Gabe, visit


MICHELLE HAMMER was officially diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 22, but incorrectly diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18. Michelle is an award-winning mental health advocate who has been featured in press all over the world. In May, 2015, Michelle founded the company Schizophrenic.NYC, a mental health clothing line, with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. She is a firm believer that confidence can get you anywhere. To work with Michelle, visit schizophrenic.NYC.



Ep 10: Schizophrenia & Bipolar Symptoms: 2 Truths and a Lie Edition

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Podcast, N. (2018). Ep 10: Schizophrenia & Bipolar Symptoms: 2 Truths and a Lie Edition. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 27, 2020, from
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Last updated: 18 Jun 2018 (Originally: 21 May 2018)
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