I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. This is my first post, as it took a while to gather up the courage to say something. I was recently diagnosed ( less than 6 months ago) at the age of 43, with Bipolar II, OCD, and anxiety not specified. I have had a hard time accepting the diagnosis, and am just coming to grips with the fact that I will need long term medication and treatment. Looking back at my life however, my diagnosis makes sense. Hindsight being 20/20 and all. I have recognizable episodes of hypomania that lead to a bunch of bad decisions. I have unreasonable fears and severe intrusive thoughts at times. I'm glad I found my way here, and am looking forward to learning from everyone.