Re: Anyone Misdiagnosed BP & Instead Had Major Depressive Disorder For Years?
I'm a little unclear what you're asking. If you asking if anyone was missed diagnosed with major depression, and turned out to be bipolar, that was me (and it's really common). I am Bipolar II, mostly depressed, and the depressions are horrible. I finally agreed to try mood stabilizers because in the middle of my last bout of depression I really wasn't sure I was going to survive it. None of the typical anti-depressants helped in the long run (they worked quickly, but then crapped out.) Lamictal finally worked for me, and cross my fingers this November I'll have been depression free for a year.
Don't know if that helped.