Posted by Kingfish on October 31, 2000, at 8:48:56
I have been seeing a psyc. for about a year. I really like him, but am having diffculty getting a specific diagnosis from him. Have been on Zyprexa, then Celexa and Neurontin, and now Celexa and Topomax. I have the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, plus Dissociative Disorder, but they occur within a day or two, so I don't meet the criteria for the specified time-lapse. Depressions actually can last longer, though, up to several months. Also, when I'm in my "manic" state, I am irritable and self-destructive, rather than "elated".
Has anyone else had trouble getting a diagnosis? Is it possible to cycle between depression and mania within a day or two, or is that just too rapid?