This is the final report because this psychiatrist takes not one, not two but THREE one-hour appointments to reach his initial diagnosis and to make a treatment recommendation. Well, today was appointment number three. And voila! Just like that, I am Bipolar II. Nothing has changed! He is recommending Lamictal (sp?) so off to the pharmacy I’ve gone and gotten the prescription. He said he is going to “defer” the ADD diagnosis and wait to see how it goes for me on the Lamictal – I guess he wants to see me not depressed before he makes any further diagnosis. I guess that’s fair, although I must admit I was a bit disappointed. I wanted a bigger pronouncement. I guess I wanted something grand. I wanted The Big Fix. I don’t know what I thought he was going to do – a handstand? Tap-dancing with the little cymbals on his knees? I don’t know. It’s just another long process of trying to get better – my least favorite thing – long processes. I guess I’ll hop on the Long Process Train and take a ride – wish me luck!