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Re: Psychiatrist says I've been misdiagnosed.

Posted by stjames on January 1, 2002, at 19:19:31

In reply to Re: Psychiatrist says I've been misdiagnosed. stjames, posted by Krazy Kat on January 1, 2002, at 14:44:33

> St. James:
>
> I'd like to see some background for your statement:
>
> "often this depression is more significant than
> non bi-polar depression"
>
> I am bipolar, but I have seen first hand how horrific a unipolar disorder can be. In fact, it may be "worse" - a depressive may have no concept at all of elation. Mania is destructive, but at least you feel good for awhile.
>
> - K.

The combo (depression and mania) can be deadly.
Depressives ususally have too little energy to
carry out a plan to kill themselves. With a rapid shift from mania to depression on may have the energy to carry out a plan. This is why suicide
is more common in bipolar than depression.


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