Diagnosed bipolar in early 2000 after an extended hypomani
[More]c episode in late 1999 followed by crushing depression. I tend to reside almost entirely in the depression side of things. Applied for Social Security disability late 2008.
I kept thinking that I'd recover from this disorder and get "back to normal". Looking back, I know that I've suffered from bipolar since at least 1985. Suffered from depression and severe low energy since 1976 or before. Seems crazy that I didn't look for help for so long, but I just didn't know what to do or where to go for help. This changed after the diagnosis of bipolar...
Just a quick note to say hi! I'm very new to this site. I think its amazing.
I read one of your posts and related to a number of things in it.
I often dont want to talk - like to be alone. Only way to be safe from unwanted stressors.
All the best
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