Julie A. Fast talks about her reaction to a bipolar disorder diagnosis in 1995 when she was 31 years old. Many people see the bipolar disorder diagnosis as a label that puts a person in a box. Julie sees this differently and explains what she felt when there was finally an explanation for why she acted so out of control and ‘happy’ in some instances and then fell apart crying on a club’s bathroom floor in others. She had ‘visions’, relationship problems and could not stay in a job for more than a year. Her bipolar disorder diagnosed changed all this.
This diagnosis set me free and saved my life. The years from age 17 to 31 when I roamed the world not knowing what was wrong. I’m now free to get help and get on with my life. Thank you for this diagnosis!
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Julie A. Fast