• Share. Be Supported. Recover.

    We are a friendly, safe community supporting each other's mental health. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Hi, had my diagnosis revised to cyclothymia



Hi everyone,

So... a little about myself. I'm male, 31, and live in a little town not too far from Heathrow Airport. I currently work part-time in a bookshop, but next month I'm starting university full-time.

As to why I'm here... I've had mental health problems since I was 16, and up until this year I've been treated for depression. However, a few months ago I had my diagnosis revised to cyclothymia, which I'd never even heard of before. It's a softer version of bipolar disorder. I also have long-term issues with the way I look and have had several therapists mention BDD, although I've never had it formally diagnosed by a doctor.

Anyway, I'll keep it short and finish up here. Hope to get to know you all better in the future.


Well-known member
Jun 30, 2009
:welcome: to the forum
Sugar Coated Owl

Sugar Coated Owl

Well-known member
Aug 2, 2009
Hello, welcome to the forum. I'm a newbie too and found everyone to be very friendly.


Well-known member
Founding Member
Sep 22, 2008
Welcome to the forum. I am liking the avatar, by the way. (y)


Thanks for your replies everyone :)

Heh, glad you like the avatar GrizzlyBear :D I take it you're another fan of The Science of Sleep then? I only saw it for the first time a couple of months ago but thought it was wonderful. I love Michel Gondry's work... Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is another one of my favourite films.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
T New diagnosis of BPD ...having a hard time and I'm new here so don't know how to start. Introduce Yourself 8
S One year on from telling anyone about my self diagnosis Introduce Yourself 5
N New here , fragile and nervous . Anyone else suspect a different diagnosis ? Introduce Yourself 4
G Coming to terms with BPD diagnosis Introduce Yourself 3
C I came here to talk with others like me I have a bpd diagnosis Introduce Yourself 4
Lualeo I don't have a diagnosis Introduce Yourself 16
B Hi there... I don't know what my "diagnosis" is... Introduce Yourself 7
V Diagnosis Introduce Yourself 6
Sarter Coming to terms with my diagnosis Introduce Yourself 4
D Hello. New here. Awaiting diagnosis BPD, Bipolar Introduce Yourself 11
M Hi, my name is Matt, mentally ill since 2003 official diagnosis Introduce Yourself 5
B New to diagnosis Introduce Yourself 8
D 25 years with the wrong diagnosis, medicated for depression when I was bipolar 2 Introduce Yourself 2
cas Diagnosis Introduce Yourself 10
Luci New mum with a new diagnosis Introduce Yourself 8
E New to this, would be nice to speak to people with the same diagnosis as me Introduce Yourself 5
L I have never received a diagnosis Introduce Yourself 2
M Old Diagnosis, New to the forum. Introduce Yourself 3
R My Diagnosis / Feeling alone. Introduce Yourself 1
L Hi. Such difficulty in getting a diagnosis. Introduce Yourself 2
C Overwhelmed with Life, diagnosis and myself! Introduce Yourself 3
C Help with Diagnosis Introduce Yourself 6
I Awaiting diagnosis ON BPD Introduce Yourself 3
B new here but not to diagnosis Introduce Yourself 5
D Looking for diagnosis / advice please Introduce Yourself 18
S Diagnosis stage... Finally! Introduce Yourself 4
B Should I tell parents my diagnosis? Introduce Yourself 7
N Bogus Paranoia Diagnosis: I Don't Know What to do Anymore :-( Introduce Yourself 1
N Need help / diagnosis? Infinite mental loop of inaction. Introduce Yourself 10
S Cyclothymia, Introduce Yourself 11
C Hi everyone I’m new and my gf has cyclothymia Introduce Yourself 5
P Looking for Cyclothymia Support Group Introduce Yourself 1
F Another newbie here (Cyclothymia, social anxiety) Introduce Yourself 5

Similar threads