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Well, NO , you do not seem to be having Bipolar disorder as you do not have had any episode of mania or hypomania which is necesary to diagnose a person as Bipolar disorder , as so it seems from the symptoms you have narrated which are not seen in bipolar disorder patient ..
So, basically it is Dysthymia ( long standing depression ) that you are suffering from and it is to be treated in the same manner as one treats depression , that is with anti depressant drugs . And , you have been rightly placed on citalopram and this will help you come out of depression ..
However, You may ask your doctor , if you can use a natural therapy such as St. John' s wort , if you do not want to continue on any medication , the St. John's wort is a proven natural drug that has been used effectively as an alternaive to anti dpressants for treating depression.. So, kindly discuss the use of St, John's wort with your doctor ...
see the link below for better understanding of St. John's wort for treating depression.
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