I was 20 years old when I was diagnosed with tardive dyskinesia (TD), and the only real reaction I had was confusion. For seven years prior, I had struggled with depression and mania (as I would later learn) in the shadows.
When I turned 18, my mental health struggles got a name: bipolar disorder. I had originally gone to my psychiatrist expecting a depression diagnosis and minor medication management.
She told me that I had a much more complicated and complex disorder that wouldn’t be as easy to treat as I was hoping. We went through months of trial and error, trying many different medications.Read more on themighty.com