Me: male, thirty, nerd, careered, homo
First time I contemplated suicide, third grade. It never really stopped after that. Never sought real help until adulthood.
Diagnosed ADHD in 2012, have used and abused a variety of stimulant medication.
In 2014, diagnosed Major Depressive Disorder and antidepressants followed, many.
Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder on January 11th, 2016. By my first psychiatric appointment, March 1, 2016, I was regularly consuming over 150mg of Adderall a day.
We changed all of my medications that first appointment, including stopping all stimulant medication. I took all of March off work.
On August 23, 2016, I received my report from a full clinical evaluation. Not bipolar, mania was a side effect of Adderall abuse.
Current diagnoses: Major depressive disorder, Dysmthya, ADHD with signs of OCD.
Now I am meandering through life, hoping I’m doing this right.