I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and general anxiety disorder (GAD) in February of 2017. I was re-diagnosed as bipolar II (aka soft bipolar) in late June. I think the onset of depression was much earlier than that, but that’s what is on the record. I have never had a manic episode in my life, and the so-called hypomania was triggered by the meds I was taking for depression. There has also been talks about an eating disorder (Avoidant Restrictive Feeding Intake Disorder or ARFID) but it’s really only present during my worst depressive episodes.

Anyway, that’s what they say I have. All I really care at the end of the day is that the meds I’m taking are correct, and that they work.