8 Ways People Realized They Had Bipolar – Not ‘Just’ Depression

“It became obvious when I was 16, when I started tracking my moods in my school homework journal. I saw the patterns of depression and hypomania emerging.” — Alanna G.

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“I have been diagnosed 20 years too late. I always went to the doctor when I was down, so the diagnosis was depression. But when I started to feel on the top of the world, I asked for a referral to a psychiatrist. I noticed that my moods were very extreme — suicidal thoughts, alcohol consumption made me feel better, partying, feeling so confident than suddenly depressed, low self-esteem, crying and so on. The diagnosis did not take long.” — Agnes W.

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