Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here. Written by a bipolar person themselves.

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bidpolar Disorder

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“One of the difficulties with diagnosing Bipolar is that often patients present with symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. Any combination of these can mask the real problem and this is compounded by the reality that patients don’t go to their doctor when they are manic. My own situation is somewhat typical. I actually had a minor breakdown but by the time I went to the doctor I had already made a recovery. Nine months after the initial breakdown, I had a major breakdown. I presented with the symptoms of anxiety; I couldn’t cope with work and was signed off for a week or two at a time. As the weeks rolled by, I was diagnosed as suffering with stress and within months, I was diagnosed with depression.”

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“Twelve years after my breakdown my wife went to my GP. I was having a protracted and higher manic episode…

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