Over Diagnosed

People who suffer have extreme mood swings. SWING between elevated mood called Mania and super severe depression.  Sometimes it is called ‘Manic Depression” a very common mood disorder and also so very debilitating.

The Bipolar Spectrum has many different types of bipolar disorder.  These different types of bipolar disorder can be expanded including sub types such as bipolar depression and psychiatric depression.

#uni-polar depression

A mood disorder without manic episodes. Changes in usual behaviors though you will  not necessarily go through the more common highs of Bipolar Disorder. Though the moods interfere with daily life.


#anxiety disorder

Worry and fear are constant and overwhelming and can often be crippling.

#personality disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder antisocial personality disorder borderline personality disorder


Difficulty concentrating, impulsiveness, short fuse, accident prone,hyperactivity and restlessness

#substance abuse disorder

Dependence on alcohol or drugs, uncontrollable cravings, need and want to be no longer in control.

Tools used to diagnose Bipolar Personality Disorder are more effective with some types of the disorders than others.

It can also be stressful finding a practitioner with some understanding of mental health issues and although it is not legal some have personal feeling themselves towards people with mental illness and have bias which tends to interfere with getting the help that is needed.


It is believed that bipolar disorder is both under and over diagnosed depending on the practitioner and the geographic demographic variability.


About Veronica

I am Veronica and I am a long-suffering broken, depressed, medicated, extremely sarcastic bipolar person. I was diagnosed many years ago however the bipolar diagnosis was first conveyed when I was around eight years old. I have BPD2 (Bipolar Disorder 2) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and recently its been said I can add Borderline Personality Disorder. My new favorite diagnosis at present is TRD which sounds a little better that Treatment Resistant Depression. I have had Electroconvulsive Therapy a few times. *There is content in here which can trigger many things. I had considered writing something a very long time ago, but have so many depressive episodes I lose myself and then have to climb the wall again. I have beautiful manic episodes where there is no more reasoning with the other me and everything is fun and fast and free. They never end well; but in those moments life is exceptional. This blog is my way of working through my head. I love to write, I have boxes full of my words, in notebooks that have stories, poetry, pain, madness from within. It is mine. I write with hope that it will be read and connect with someone. I will listen to you if you need an ear, *I will always apply credit to another writers work if I am to use it. Only read if you wish. I welcome your comments and encouragements however I would appreciate that you are mindful that this is a public blog, which might be read by families and children and I would ask that you keep your replies to a “G” rated with a helpful rather than destructive tone. Sincerely Veronica - A work in progress!

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