Posted by morganator on December 15, 2009, at 22:00:03
In reply to Re: Atypical Depression versus Bipolar Depression » SLS, posted by bleauberry on December 15, 2009, at 18:34:01
My recent dignosis has not only not helped me, but because of the time in my life and the way I was diagnosed, it has been detrimental to me in ways. Maybe I will elaborate later.
I do think that being diagnosed much sooner may have been very helpful. If I was diagnosed at the right time I may have made decisions as far as how I approached certain things differently. I do not think I would have taken myself of Zoloft 2 and a half years ago. I may have tried to drink less alcohol at times. I may have been more aware of my behavior and tried to modify it. So I think, Bleauberry, in some cases, a diagnosis can be very helpful. But I definitely see where you are coming from.