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Hi Everyone,

Im a 25 year old wife and mother of two boys.

I have a long history of mental illness, with Major Depression including hospitalisation, dating back to when I was about 15.

I have always been a severely paranoid person and scared to seek professional help in case they either dont believe me, want to lock me up or want to take my kids away, or one of a million other anxiety/paranoia ridden reasons. So between the ages of about 16 and 25 I have had no professional help, merely my local General Prac to load me up on new Antidepressants and Valium to try best to keep me sane.

Well I recently hit an all time low, the lowest ive been in over 6 years, so I decided it was time to get some help, so I am now seeing a Pdoc and soon hoping to also see a Tdoc.

Im 100% sure im Bipolar I with rapid cycling and im certain I will be diagnosed with it soon, but have only had my first appt with my Pdoc, so thats asking a bit much for the first visit!

Also certain that I have GAD and some form of persoanality disorder, along with my panic attacks, social phobia and what seems to be either OCD or some form of mild delusions.

My 6 year old son has ADHD and is about to be also Dx with either AS or ASD, so needless to say my stress levels are always high.

My husband is great, but im sure my mental illnesses get in the way of our relationship and as soon as I can stop the anxiety and paranoi I want to tell him more about what goes on in my little world.

Not sure what else to say, I dont know who my father is (well I think I do, but will leave that for another time!) and my mother died almost 6 years ago. My mother was a drug addict and schizophrenic.

Oh and I live in Australia.

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Welcome, and I hope you will become YourOwnBestFriend now that you're getting proper treatment and meds. There is a lot of information and support here at CrazyBoards, so I hope you enjoy being here.

Please PM any of the mods if you have questions and check out all our forums.


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Welcome and I am glad you are finally getting the help you need!! It is a huge leap into the unknown and letting other people help you, but it is worth it. I personally love my new t-doc so I hope you find one you can feel comfortable talking to.

You have taken a step in the right direction by getting an p-doc, and I hope you find everyone here welcoming. and dont hesititate to ask us or the mods, anything, p.s. the mods are very intelligent and insightful people..

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