Ive been on this forum for only alittle while and well I thought if i could I might be able to share a big reason why I like stephen fry...
When I was about 10 i was diagnosed with a condition where I dont have enough seretonin in my brain.
From the age of like 5 I suffered servely with mood swings, When I was happy i was really outgoing and performed very very well (international level) in martial ats...but when I was upset or angry my god I was bad... I used to kick, scream, punch, insult, run away, damage things and even went to far as to go through my familys photos and cut me out of all of them..
I was horrid to my family, and since it was and is only my father and my sister I took all my anger out on them.
after years of dishing abuse to the ones I loved, my father finally pursuaded me to go to the doctors (i felt so bad after I had come down frm my rage , but i just didnt want to admit i had a problem... and I was little and scared)
Anyway, I was diagnosed with this condition and for now 7 years this june (i will be 17) I have been on medication, everyday of my life I have been taking fluvoxamine tablets. At first the doctor suscribed 3 tablets a day (3 times the amount of an adult dose) and now I am on 1 tablet a day.
I have tried to come off the tablets and have suffered severe side effects and mood swings...
I still get depressed sometimes and have contemplated suicide at least half a dozen times.. I am telling you this not to seek attention or sympathy but to maybe speak out and find others like me.
maybe in a later post, if anyone has something similar to be we can talk about what it feels like to have an "episode"
I know I dont have manic depression nor bi-polar but What I have been though I saw in Mr fry when I was watching his documentary of manic depression..