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487d

when i first got diagnosed with bipolar everyone was like “why do u want a diagnosis that won’t help or change anything it’ll make it worse” and idk where tf that was coming from bc that makes no sense to begin with but a diagnosis was one of the most relieving things that have happened to me bcoz now i can be certain of myself. i’m more in control when i can use real terms and logic to explain how i feel. sometimes i get scared and i’m like “what if i have something else” but atleast i KNOW 100% no matter what else i could have ik i have bipolar. i don’t wanna have bipolar obviously but knowing and embracing instead of pushing it away makes me feel secure.

    • klazikel

      484d

      I was relieved when I figured out I had bipolar disorder. I read a survey in a pamphlet and I said yes to eight of the ten questions. I showed my med provider, but he wasn't comfortable labeling an adolescent as bipolar. I was 16 at the time in the 90s. I eventually got the right diagnosis at 19 and after a few hospitalizations, I got on a good med regimen. Most importantly, I knew I wasn't crazy, that the way I felt and reacted to things had an explanation. From there I was able to develop coping skills, work on mindfulness and get to place where I feel the most stable I've ever felt my entire life. All of that good started with a correct diagnosis and I'm grateful for that.

    • Megsandpegs

      484d

      I almost think that bipolar is a generic label psychiatrists put on people who are having minor or major psychotic breaks. Most people are depressed, but doctors don't care to find out what's really wrong with you. They just want to throw medicine at you. Sorry to be so negative. Being labeled bipolar and experiencing some great mood swings actually helped my depression in a subtle way. And there's no way they can undiagnos you, say you are better and not depressed. You still have to take the medication unless you ask to taper off.

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