Misdiagnosed as Bipolar

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   Posted 4/18/2009 1:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a meeting with my psychiatrist yesterday. He told me that I might not have bipolar at all. For one and half years I have been treated for bipolar and now I am told that all I have is probably unipolar depression. It seems that the one psychotic episode I had fooled many psychiatrists and they ended up thinking that I might have bipolar, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia or psychotic disorder. I was sad to learn that I would have to battle with depression for the rest of my life but I am thankful to all of you for supporting me and being so kind when I was going through a low phase and felt so misunderstood. Thank you Serafena, BP Gemini, Mackem, Whyus, Mommy Michele, Olivia, BD Spouse and all the regulars to the forum who have been so supportive.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
There's no reason you have to stop coming here if it still helps you, Sheeba. We still love you! :-) There's also the depression forum. How do you feel about this change?

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Bipolar II

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/20/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
No matter what your diagnose is, please follow your meds and work with your doctor. My husband is manic and it kills me (and is now killing our marriage) that he won't be compliant with his meds or even see a doctor. Your loved ones are probably so thankful that you are working through your condition and continue to get the help you need.

Keep reaching out because we are all here to help you.

Good Luck
BP Wife
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