I've been reading about what's called, Spiritual emergency, from leading transpersonal psychologists like Dr. Stanislav Grof, M.D. Apparently there's a condition that results from an ego collapse and is expressed as typical bipolar mania w/ psycosis features. According to the transpersonal psychologists, many people have temporary bipolar symptoms and the process of psychosis can be a transformative experience for them. Medication is not recommended for the person having a spiritual emergency; instead a supportive environment is recommended- a sort of non-professional "trip guide" is the common approach for treatment with this kind of problem. I've met several people who had spiritual emergencies, but are no longer having any symptoms at all. One guy I met, hasn't had an episode for ten years, and claims his bipolar diagnosis at the hospital was wrong. What's the difference between a spiritual emergency and a bipolar crisis with psychotic features?