I suffer from depression, and someone I know in real life has a diagnosis of bipolar. They suffer from paranoia and are convinced they are highly psychic, and this has a very negative effect on their life. With respect, and without wanting to offend anyone, I just wondered, is paranoia and feeling psychic a common symptom of bipolar? Is there any effective way of getting rid of this paranoia, as its an awful way to live? I am not very knowledgeable about this and again would like to say I don't mean to cause any offence by asking this question, I just need to understand my friend a bit more.