My diagnoses have ranged from Bipolar to Depression. I have never been seen by a Psychiatrist or Psychologist in this regard, only my general practitioner. It has been difficult to pin down a clinical disorder, as I have no manic episodes whatsoever but very frequent and sometimes very strong mood swings. I have a B.S. in Psychology, but not much experience in diagnosis or pharmacology. (Plus, we tend to misdiagnose ourselves quite often, don't we?!)
Very quickly- please be as detailed as possible, as I know my way around brain chemistry fairly well and would appreciate as much information as possible.
Yes, I have taken such screening tests. However, this was when I was between 15 and 17 years old, nearly ten years ago, and for the most part no longer apply. My mood swings are not manic in nature, but rather bouts of deeper depression and lethargy and may be correlated with my menstrual cycle, though I haven't documented in enough detail to be sure. I do not exhibit these types of bipolar symptoms now that I am out of puberty.