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Should I ask for a psychiatric assessment?
I am being treated with antidepressants as I suffer from anxiety and depression. However, my most troublesome symptoms are periods of extreme irritability and agitation followed by feelings of worthlessness and suicidal or self harming thoughts. I wonder if I might be bipolar or have some sort of personality disorder. I am 57 and have lashed out at various times of stress throughout my adult life. Maybe it is a bit late for me to gain any benefit from a diagnosis this late in life. I am currently off work and am worried I may never work again. Not sure how I will manage financially when my sick pay runs out. Any comments will be welcome.