My mental health counselor has recommended that I get an evaluation from the Psychiatrist. They are thinking that I may be bipolar. I was diagnosed with severe depression, but the thinking is that maybe I was misdiagnosed. How do you know? How do you distinguish bipolar from a personality disorder or if you're behavior are something else that those two. How did you know for certain that is what it is; is it just because the doc says that's it?
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Does the fact that antipsychotics (or antidepressants for that matter)improve your function and make you feel better prove that you need them? Or would anyone "normal" feel better also? Couldnt find much on google.