I also found this on Google Answer, hope it is of help:http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=115131
A whole thread on individuals who have suffered from religious
delusions(some of them bipolar) can be found here:http://forums.about.com/ab-bipolar/messages?lgnF=y&msg=3376.1As there is at present no objective diagnostic for either
schizophrenia or bipolar it is useful to look at symptoms of both
Many bipolars seem to suffer with some form of Christ-like delusion:http://www.healandgrow.org/what_are_depression_bipolar_disorder_manic_depression.htm
Naturally, the "born-again" aspect of the illness is culturally linked
as this particular trait would not be found in predominantly
non-western cultures such as Japan where 'religious' paranoia would
take on a different culturally specific form.
Since the birth of modern psychiatry Christ and many other religious
leaders besides have been labelled mentally ill:http://www.cchr.org/religion/page47.htm
Christ in particular I find to be a strongly bipolar prophet as mood
disorders in particular are linked to creativity:http://www.talentdevelop.com/Page91.html
Poetic creativity is especially strongly correlated. The sermon on
the mount shows his profound poetic gifts. He displayed a
manic/psychotic episode when throwing over the money changers tables
in the temple followed by a sullen, mute depression afterwards when on
trial before Pontius Pilate.
Perhaps it is appropriate to ask whether Christ suffered from "born
again" delusions and religious fundamentalist tendencies?
My conclusion from all this is that mental illness and mood disorders
in particular predispose an individual to the certain aspects of
religious thinking(in the West here this would be especially Christian
which will vary depending on the culture. It would be easy to lay the
blame on the religion for the sufferings of those afflicted but it is
clear from the wide range of delusional worlds constructed by the
mentally ill that almost any compatible system of fundamentalist
thinking can be substituted for the Christian beliefs which fill the
minds of so many of the mentally ill.