Posted by morganator on December 15, 2009, at 21:52:34
In reply to Re: Atypical Depression versus Bipolar Depression, posted by SLS on December 15, 2009, at 17:02:17
If I am depressed and something good happens, at least in the past, I most certainly felt good about it. I could probably say that over the years I often needed good things to happen to feel good. While on Zoloft and feeling young and strong, I did not get depressed very severely. If I did feel depressed, I had to do something to make myself feel better. Going to the gym played a major role in constantly making me feel good :).
I have to say, I have been more on the hypomanic and anxiety side of bipolar than the depressed side, until just recently. My life has take a turn for the worst and I do not have the same things to feel good about that I believe protected me from this depression for so many years. If I could erase all the damage from the last 3 years, I would be a pretty damn happy bipolar right now.