My family kept hoping for a misdiagnosis. The thing was when i was finally diagnosed and learned about it, it felt completely right. I can't believe someone would think you would fake such an illness. I know people who dont have depression feel that people who do should "just get over it".
All in all it's like trying to make a man understand child birth, we can understand all the clinical stuff, but we will never really know what it feels like. Same for depression and bipolar, only those of us who suffer from it truly understand the depth of its reach.
Hope things go better for you