I'm actually a lupus patient who's been dealing with depression and anxiety because of the physical connection between the diseases. I was *misdiagnosed* for five years as Bipolar II ... 4 years ago they took that diagnosis away. I'm still not sure why *shrugs* -- In May of 2011, I found out a pdoc REdiagnosed me bipolar II. So I get to deal with starting the meds and dealing with everything all over again. I will admit it's better now that I have a reason (again!) for why I get depressed and hypomanic and neutral. I'm still not sure if what's physical or mental... But I'm on here with a lot of experience, trying to figure it out for myself and to help others dealing with bipolar disorder. And I'm glad to be here!