I have bipolar disorder too. I was diagnosed about two years ago, I was taking all kinds of medications. I felt they were not helping, so I stopped taking them. My mom did'nt want me to stop taking medications. They made me feel like a different person because, the way I was feeling I felt that way (depressed)all my life.I dont take medications now, but I am still depressed. I wish I could get some help, but I dont have insurance!