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In 9th grade I started to notice mood swings that were different a lot more different than my peers around me...
I was not formally diagnosed until I was 29 years old. It was only 2 months after marrying the love of my life.
One of the worst moment I've had living with Bipolar would be when I was sixteen.
Growing up I always handled my emotions differently. I took things very personally and become upset easily.
Picture it: you're a sixteen-year-old girl. You have a wonderful boyfriend, great friends, a loving family and you excel at school.
I'm 23 years old, and at 17 I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Despite experiencing my first manic episode at the age of fourteen, I was not diagnosed with bipolar I until a few months before my eighteenth birthday.
It is in my personal opinion that most individuals diagnosed with a mood disorder would say, in all honesty, that their diagnoses changed their lives;
I was first diagnosed with depression when I was 13. I noticed things were different between my peers and me.
I was born with health issues and colic because I was extra sensitive to sound, light, etc, so my mother did her best to maintain routine for me to keep me calm.
I was around eight when I first was diagnosed with a mental illness, nine when I started medication.
For as long as I can remember I knew that I was different...
I started experiencing symptoms of depression around 14 or 15...
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