What Happens When Doctors Change Your Diagnosis?

What Happens When Doctors Change Your Diagnosis?

What happens when doctors change your diagnosis of bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder? Suzy Syrett suddenly stopped going to her bipolar support group. Nobody had thrown her out, but one day she had bipolar and the next day she didn’t. Her symptoms had begun at university – she withdrew socially, her grades began to fall and her mood was low: “I was essentially struggling with life and not understanding why.” Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1994, lithium seemed to help but her support group in Glasgow became crucial, too: “Being among people who shared the diagnosis, it normalised it...

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