01-11-2009, 07:30 PM
I'm not trying to argue with you xM, but as someone who is studying mental disease(in fact, psychology is my college major) and is a sufferer of depression, I feel that you need to listen to me before you jump to conclusions. Was the person who diagnosed you a medical professional, one who specializes in abnormal psychology? If not, you have NOT been diagnosed. If you were, then they would know what type of depression it is(and there are several, more than simply bipolar which is a commonly used term among teens who don't quite understand depression) and would be treating you for it.
I'm not trying to attack you, but I feel that this is a serious problem and self-diagnosis never works in the world of mental illness. I know, I lived with a woman for 12 years who was diagnosed incorrectly. Her symptoms for bipolar depression matched another mental illness and she was treated incorrectly for over a decade. It took her going to a new doctor to discover that. I also have associated with several people who suffer from depression and mental illness and know for a fact that it is difficult to treat at a young age because the symptoms can be taken to simply be exaggerated teenage angst. You need to understand that you need a professional to tell you this, not some school counselor who is not trained in the field.