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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 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.
Sorry, I thought bipolar is a personality disorder. No one ever said I have a personality disorder.
Thank you for your reassurance= that I may only need some coaching i.t.o coping skills and stress management .
I really appreciate your feedback and giving me perspective.