When Bipolar Depression Lasts for Years

I was surfing the internet on a particularly rough evening and came across your blog about when depression lingers. It blew my mind because I’ve been experiencing a lot of the things that you wrote about. I too have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, type 1 to be accurate. It’s been five years since the diagnosis, however, looking back, I’ve shown symptoms into my teenage years. My point is this. Now, at 40, I find it hard to function through the depressive episodes. It was easier when I was younger, before I knew what was going on. My family just thought I was moody and I thought I was going crazy. For the last three or so years I have fought through a massive depressive episode and I don’t know what to do. The meds help the mania. They don’t touch the depression. My doctor tweaks everything each visit , unfortunately nothing works. I’ve even went as far as having eighteen rounds of electroconvulsive therapy to curb the symptoms. Notta. The long and short of it is I’m tired. If you have any tips, I’m all ears. Thanks for your article and for reassuring me that I am not alone on this wild ride. When Bipolar Depression Lasts for Years

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