Fadingstar, one psychiatrist reported to another member on the Bipolar Forum that many young patients were coming into his office now hoping that they might be diagnosed as being bipolar because they had learned that frequently bipolar folks have inherited marked talent, particularly in the field of arts, although it could be in any field.
I hope you will go back and re-read the helpful advice given to you on the Bipolar Forum, even though you have been welcomed to post on the Depression Forum, as well. Those people have been through the struggles of bipolar illness and know a good bit about
it, too, so wherever you post, hope that you don't have the illness and that you will be given the best treatment possible by your psychiatrist for whatever condition you have.
Good wishes to you,
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 2/29/2012 8:51:52 PM (GMT-7)