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Hi. I've had depressive and hypomanic symptoms since I was 8. After decades of psychotherapy, antidepressants, and tranquilizers, I met a mood specialist who changed everything. It took more than a year, but she finally arrived at a diagnosis: bipolar 2. Scary! I started Depakote and it was magic. I've subsequently added other meds and had CBT & DBT with good results. I have been stable and reasonably happy for about 4 years. I'm here to keep it that way.
 
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That’s great! You will probably relate to alot of peoples struggles on this forum. Four years is excellent and it sounds like you found the right specialist and the right meds. It’s so important to find the specialist who you are comfortable with and who is willing to work with you until you get stabilized and get your life back.:grouphug:
 
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:welcome: to the forum. I am also diagnosed bipolar 2 and know that for me the right meds made the world of difference. I also had DBT which was amazingly good mostly. I hope you find us a kind community to be part of
 
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I was surprised at how useful DBT is since it wasn't originally intended for any kind of bipolar. I found it straightforward and practical.
 
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Hey SFGuy,

Great to hear that after decades of hard hard work, you've found something that works for you. Keep up the good work!
 
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Amazing SF guy, what an inspiration! I’m glad you are enjoying your time with us here. Welcome aboard! xo, j
 
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Hey there! Welcome to the forum!
 
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