I just got done a therapy appointment and I feel perplexed.
I was diagnosed with ADHD a few months ago and, after reading about people's experiences, I felt super understood and not alone. I was talking to my therapist today about how I have felt emotions intensely all of my life and didn't realize that it could've been a symptom of undiagnosed ADHD.
Well, I guess that piqued her interest and she cracked open the DSM V and began looking at bipolar disorder (specifically II). I thought all of my problems with emotions were due to ADHD. If I do have bipolar disorder, so be it (it can join the list), but I feel iffy about it! I thought that my emotional regulation issues were because of my ADHD.
I guess I feel very comfortable with my ADHD diagnosis, and I am afraid of being misdiagnosed. I'm on Adderall right now and I'm finally feeling like the clouds in my brain have gone away. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of situation? Is it possible that my ADHD is comorbid with bipolar disorder? My therapist said that she would continue to look into it and wait until she's done enough research before deciding, which I'm incredibly thankful for. In the meantime, I'm doing my own research as well!
Any experiences anyone wants to share or any comments at all would be super appreciated!