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Re: Is it common for bipolar to remain undiagnosed? rabble_rouser

Posted by BarbaraCat on November 18, 2005, at 19:10:19

In reply to Is it common for bipolar to remain undiagnosed?, posted by rabble_rouser on November 18, 2005, at 14:57:30

You bet, it happened to me after 3 decades of trying every antidepressant out there and getting worse. It wasn't until I started lithium things started becoming less than awful. I still need a small dose of an antidepressant, but I can handle it now without cycling all over the place.

I second the book "Why your depression isn't getting better" (Hi Katia!). It's a real eye-opener and you'll probably recognize yourself in there. The next step is finding the right mood stabilizer but at least you'll be on the right track. - Barbara

> I've been in and out of treatment for so-called unipolar depression for nearly two decades. I have had no success. I'm coming to realise that I have a lot of bipolar attributes - is it common for Bipolarity to remain 'hidden' from health professionals?
> Ross




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