Just about 2 months ago i entered, what is commonly around here called, The Clark to be assessed in their Mood Disorder clinic. I had suffered all my life with bouts of depression and anxiety. both these states of being have had such a significant impact on my life that recently i seriously contemplated suicide. I was taken to Mount Sinai hospital where i sat for hours with my husband and brother only to be eventually dismissed as "being ok" and "just a little troubled" (the "best medicine" my ass!.
enter my GP (family doctor). he took me seriously and got things going on for me. fast forward two months. i have been clinically diagnosed as Rapid Cycling Type II Bipolar. added to my paxil regime is Lamotrigine. soon, talk therapy will join the ranks.