I am wondering whether bipolar 2 is a possibility for me, and if it even matters. Recently I had my first hospital admission for severe depression and complex ptsd. Given that I am in my late 50s, would it really matter to get a 'correct' diagnosis?
The reason I am wondering is because I recently had several days of really intense ideas racing, nervous energy, inability to stay on task, very goal orientated and rapid speech. This is not the first time this has happened in my life. I don't seem to need less sleep, though in the past this has been the case, and I don't have a family history.
My psychiatrist wondered if I was having a hypomanic reaction to the new med, but discounted it because I didn't have a reduced need for sleep. Is it worth even pursuing? Any insight and/or comments.
Or not. I am so afraid of losing my parents. They are 54 and 50. I alt in bed at night in fear my mom will start screaming for me that my dad had had a heart attack. But my dad doesn't have heart issues. I'm also afraid they will be in an accident and I will lose them. I live with my parents and am very dependent on them emotionally so the fear is great. dows anyone else have fears like this and...
Or not. Lately I have been thinking how well I have been doing while not working. Thinking I don't actually want to go back to work next year. My last therapist and my mom both agreed that work is good for me as it gives me structure. But Ive found a routine at home and there is plenty to keep me busy. Plus I'm on disability so I don't really need a job. My psychiatrist is also happy with how...