how old were you when you were diagnosed/ what caused you to seek help????

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   Posted 3/14/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
 i was 18 i was diagnosed as major depressive and anxiety giving antidepressants lexapro and trazodone and went into a manic episode i was hospitalized for a week and was able to go home

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   Posted 3/14/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried to get help since I was 14, but didn't get diagnosed until 25 yrs old!

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   Posted 3/14/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 24 when I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression; 28 with MDD and my first hospitalization; 31 with bipolar II. I first sought help because my husband (then boyfriend) was convinced there was something more to my behavior than just being tired and moody. :) He urged me to see a therapist and a doctor. So I did.

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   Posted 3/15/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   


     I was 39 when i got diagnosed, and it was a series of affairs (5 at one time) that i was having that my wife found out about convinced me that something was wrong and that i needed help.

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   Posted 3/15/2010 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed as MDD in 1998, but they didn't figure out it was Bipolar until 2006! Even with a strong family history of bipolar, it still took 8 years.
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   Posted 3/15/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 26 and was just diagnosed last week. I have been thinking of seeing a doctor for, oh, I'd say 26 years now. I've been more serious about it this last year thought. I had a very bad sleep week a month ago that ended in a very upsetting/hopeless morning, so I went to the doctor. Unfortunately I have no insurance, so I'm going to the county clinic that opperates on a sliding scale (you pay based on your income) for all "first respons" treatment (anything easy). Because of this it took a month to get an appointment, but in the end I made it and it worked out.

What finally made me go was complicated, but it was a mix of a realization that I could never have a healthy relationship if I didnt get help, and a very hard hitting depression that I needed out of. To be honest, when I went into the doc to make the appointment, all I wanted was sleeping pills. Over the month of waiting, I realized that I needed to deal with the problems causing my insomnia, so, now I'm here!
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