Comment 23 of 530, added on April 24th, 2012 at 1:40 AM.
I am by no means a professional, but I have been dasenoigd with Bipolar 2.
So anything I say on here is just my opinion and suggestion. If you
haven’t talked to your counselor about actually having Bipolar 2 instead
of depression, then bring it up. The most important thing I have learned is
that it’s important to talk and open up about how you’re feeling. If
you have already talked about it, talk about it some more. Ask your
counselor why she dasenoigd you with depression, why she thinks that you
don’t have Bipolar 1 or 2. Unfortunately though there is a manual to help
professionals with a diagnosis, different
counselors/psychiatrists/psychologists will sometimes diagnose the same
person with different things; it’s not an exact science. Depending on
your age that might be the reason why she’s hesitant to diagnose you with
Bipolar 2. Years ago lots of children were being dasenoigd with Bipolar
only to realize as they got older that the diagnosis was incorrect,
nowadays people tend to be more hesitant with diagnosing people under 18
with Bipolar. I was dasenoigd with depression when I was 10 and started
taking medicine that treats Bipolar when I was 14, however I wasn’t
dasenoigd with Bipolar 2 until a couple of months before my 18th birthday.
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