Someone said :
How come all these new conditions come with a "HEY LOOK AT ME", clause?
What an extremely ignorant thing to say. Hope none of your family members are diagnosed with it.
I got a Bipolar 1 diagnoses a couple of months ago which devastated me. I looked for second opinions but they all came back the same.
I'm more ashamed about it and how difficult I find everything.
People here posting about their experiences are very brave.
It takes a top expert psychiatrist to give a diagnosis and theres so much trial and error involved in taking the right path to recovery.
It takes many years to get a correct diagnosis as Bipolar masks and laps over other mental health issues. Nobody goes around giving a bipolar diagnosis willy nilly. Prob 20 years average to get one.
I think I'll have a cup of tea now and calm down!