I am new here too; I signed up today. I have suffered from depressions for 20 years (probably more, but my memory is somewhat blurry), and have had some periods of being 'high', spending sprees and behaviour I wouldn't classify as 'mine'. I have finally told my doctor about this and am waiting to be checked for Bipolar. I have 'known' for a few years that I am Bipolar, but obviously need to find out for sure from a pro. I'm happy to have found this board, as I feel very alone about all this. A few people know about my depressions, and even fewer know about my mania. I've been able to hide it for so long, but it's getting more and more difficult and demanding to do so.
Thanx to everyone on this board for sharing your thoughts and feelings. It makes me feel less alone.
Wishing you a lovely day!