It seems this thread may have been necro'd by a spammmer...BUT MrS has Bipolar II (or at least cyclothymia), I have GAD, Dude may have undiagnosed MDD, Lotus had a history of MDD with SI ... and I won't even get into possible Personality Disorders...
To be fair I ID'd as poly before my GAD surfaced so I don't credit my diagnosis as being instrumental in my ability to love more that one...
One thing I have noted, in my years of clinical experience, is that, if you add up all the numbers (1 in 20 have this, 1 in 15 have that, etc.) then MOST people carry SOME diagnosis or another. (...or some people have the majority of diangnosis ... and are REALLY crazy...)
Regardless, not everyone that can claim a diagnosis requires psychopharmacology, and meds don't work for everyone (I am, however, of the opinion that NO ONE's life is so perfect that therapy is of no use). BUT, I would encourage anyone who feels that they are not coping with their current situation to pursue therapy/treatment.
Me: poly bi female, in an "open-but-not-looking" V-plus with -
MrS: hetero polyflexible male, live-in husband (24+ yrs)
Dude: hetero poly male, live-in boyfriend (5+ yrs) and MrS's BFF
SLeW: platonic girlfriend and BFF
Lotus: "it's complicated"
+ "others" = FBs, FWBs, lover-friends, platonic G/BFs, boytoys, etc.
My poly blogs here:
The Journey of JaneQSmythe
The Notebook of JaneQSmythe
Last edited by JaneQSmythe; 05-26-2014 at 01:15 PM.