Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:09 AM
I have just been diagnosed with severe depression and am taking 20mg citalopram for the 2nd time in about 18 months.
When I was 15, I was given sertraline (I can't remember what the psychologist said) but I was experiencing difficulties.
When i was 18 I was given sertraline again as I was finding it hard to work and also to get to work (lack of motivation)
When I was a child, my mum said that I was very hyper, very quick thinking and would just switch moods sometimes (happy - sad or vice versa)
I am a creative person too, I play several instruments and also am a very fast learner. I recently learnt how to fix computers and laptops by just watching someone how to do it. However trying to do simple things like have a conversation can be hard to do.
I am worried incase after all these years (im now 23) that I have not been diagnosed with the correct illness.
If anyone can give me some pointers or advice on what they think I would greatly appreciate it.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:51 AM
if you think you might have bipolar disorder, you should tell your pdoc. We are no professionals, so we cannot diagnose you. But you can do some self-testing with regard to the symptoms. They cannot give you a diagnosis either, but they tell you if your symptoms match those associated with bipolar. There is a description and list of symptoms on these websites: http://www.ncbi.nlm....lth/PMH0001924/
We also have a general bipolar disorder forum further down the boards, you'll find lots of information there that may interest you. If you can relate to the symptoms, it is a good idea to bring a list of your symptoms to your pdoc and ask them for advice. They are the only ones that can diagnose and treat you.
Hope this helps.
No in elenath hîlar nan hâd gîn.
"No matter how far away the light gets, your heart's voice will always reach it." - Naminé
Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:38 PM
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