- Feb 7, 2021
I have set everything in motion with regards to hopefully going back to work with a bipolar 2 diagnosis, which I understood I was being treated for. I asked for clarification/confirmation from my Care Coordinator for the purposes of moving forward with getting back to work under a protected characteristic, with the support that comes with that. She has just emailed me to say that the Psychiatrist has given me a diagnosis of Cyclothymia. After googling, this seems a bit like bipolar lite? Honestly, I feel a bit upset. Had just got my head around what I thought was my diagnosis and now feel my experiences have been minimised. Will this make a difference to the support I’ll get trying to get back to work? It seems from Google that it isn’t serious enough to qualify for benefits anyway, so I’ll have to anyway. Does anyone have any experience of similar or words of wisdom?