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Can Major Depressive Disorder Be Confused With Bipolar 3?

Can Major Depressive Disorder Be Confused With Bipolar 3?

I have been struggling with major depressive disorder for a few years now and have been on medications since. But, I suspect that I may have signs and symptoms of Bipolar 3. Does anyone have Bipolar 3 and if yes, how do you manage?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

You need a good psychiatrist. There is no stigma in going to one. Let them diagnose your symptoms and work with him/her until you find what works. Most psychiatrists these days are clinical psychiatrists. They assess your symptoms and work out a good plan for you. Counseling is also super helpful.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I don't think there is a Bipolar 3, however, most people get diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder when in fact they are Bipolar because most people only seek help when they are depressed and not having manic or hypomanic episodes. I agree with Rachel, it is best to find someone who specialises in Bipolar Disorder to evaluate you. I am looking for one myself.

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
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