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BIPOLAR diagnosis 25 yrs too late for me...

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  • Posted By: grape.cola
  • October 10, 2007
  • 00:31 AM

After being told I was simply depressed and anxious I finally received the correct diagnosis of Bipolar disorder after only waiting until I was 25 years old. As you do with pysicial illnesses you should also GET A 2ND OPINION for a loved one or yourself. A diagnosis can mean the difference between functionality and income to being in a bed 24x7 and nearly homeless.

Go with your gut. If the diagnosis doesn't seem to fit you then it's likely very very wrong. I wish I had done this, I could have saved those late teen years of ***l and might have had a LIFE into my early 20s.

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