I have type 1. Personally I believe I've been hit by a malevolent spirit but the doctors assure me it's Bipolar 1.
I'm also interested to hear. I Am trying to find a way to get help for my sil.... The symptoms above sound v familiar.
The dangerous thing about psychiatry is that to an untrained person many symptoms could mean many things. For example, my symptoms mirrored schizophrenia and autism. So it's for this reason I'm not going to go into my case history but to say that each person has their own journey and taking on other histories to justify another person's diagnosis (or diagnosing yourself) is a very dangerous thing.