My head is still spinning from bipolar II diagnosis yesterday. Only after 2 previous visits with LMHC who first said clinical depression with anxiety disorder. On 2nd visit I shared that my maternal grandmother was diagnosed schizophrenic (bipoler?). I have completed assessments/interviews with the counselor and psychiatric nurse practitioner yesterday. I am finding this all hard to believe - I have had a hard time with anxiety, some irrational thoughts, and some depression-symptoms, but just don't see myself in the descriptions I've been researching over the last two days. I left the dr's office yesterday with 3 weeks worth of meds (Abilify - 2 mg/day) to try, but don't want to start taking it. I need to hear from others - especially with milder bipolar cases, which is what I was told I was. How was your diagnosis handled? Did you seek a 2nd opinion? Thoughts? The NP thinks my questioning is part of disbelieving I have a disorder, rather than natural hesitation and caution.
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