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Biploar VI (6)

Posted by katherpoo on March 25, 2005, at 16:53:02

Has anyone ever heard of this? Bipolar 6? My shrink says it's an alternative way of thinking about my anxiety/pnaic/hypomania... that I'm on the other end of the "biploar spectrum" where I'm about 98% manic/anxious and 2% depressed... whereas many of you know Bipolar I is unipolar depression...

Apparently at this time this is just a "theory" with growing research and strength, and with my OCD tendencies I even went as far as to call the American Psychiatric Association, and they said if anything beyong Bipolar I and II is added to the DSM it wouldn't happen until the next version is released in 2012. Until then, I am frantically trying to find others like myself... I feel very alienated by having been given this "diagnosis" and although I try to think of it as "just anxiety" I can't shake the gravity of the big B.

I know a lot about the field, having worked in it for years myself and having suffered for years, doing my own research... yet this new take on my own diagnosis has really left me shaken. Has ANYONE out there heard anything about this? Is anyone out there like me??





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