Thank you for your quick response.
Just to give you some context:
I have had an extremely stressful 6 months, in a nutshell:
I have a very senior position and with that comes a lot of stress
I was engaged to be married and when it came to the crux (i.e.paying the deposit for the wedding venue), my fiance back tracked. I walked away from the relastionship
I sold my house and the buyer was exceptionally difficult
The department (at the company) that I am working in, may be closing down (50%/50% chance)
I am in a process of litigation with my stepsister over a money issue
I have NEVER used drugs, I train (gym) 3 times a week (currently training for a triathlon end March), may have one glass of wine every second week. I am a predicable, consistent, kind person and very responsible.
I went through a "bad patch" 2 weeks ago = felt that everything is just too much for me and yes, I did have thoughts of suicide.
I went to a phyciatrist after my GP suggested I see one.
I explained the context of my life to her. In addition, I told her I feel irritable, restless,anxious and that I feel I am having difficulty to "bounce back" = see the bigger picture and know I will get through this time etc.
She then prescibed medication (after an hour session). I asked her what it was for and she answered "moodiness". I emailed her this morning to ask her to give me more information - I want to know what the medication is for. She answered me, via email, that the medication is for bipolar disorder. I feel it is extremely insentitive of her to email me to share such a diagnosis with me and, needless to say, I am extremely offended that she can come to such a radical conclusion after one hour.
Can the likelyhood of bipolar be tested with blood tests?
A friend of mine said she felt the same emotions a year ago - it was hormonal changes and after she changed contraception, she was fine.
I am 39years old and it may be hormonal changes and loads of stress.
Maybe I am just in denail, but I refuse to accept that I have a personality disorder.
I will take you advise and go for a second opinion.
Please note: English is not my first language, so please excuse any spelling errors.