Spent a hour with the DR. yesterday. After he spent some time telling me how he tried to join up during Nam before he went to college we got on to some of my issues. At the very end he gave me a test with five degrees severity and asked me to do it quickly. He had not yet reviewed my test results but told me this. I have depression and it looks like I am by-polar as I go from being angry to being depressed and it looks like these things could be triggering PTSD. Told me I was a interesting case and perscribed me another med to add to my cocktail. I don't know what it is yet as the meds are being mailed. Also said it was unusual for a Vietnam vet to get PTSD this long after the war. My take is this. I have been angry ever since Nam. Not depressed but Angry with anxiety attacks that I called stress. A few months ago I only was angry and yes I was getting more angry as time went by. Once I started taking their meds I started to get depressed. As the meds wear down or I stop taking them for a couple days I get angry again. The meds make me go from anger to depression not beong by-polar. The meds are what makes me depressed. If I want to make the bi-polar factor and the depression factor go away all I have to do is stop taking their meds. I would then stay angry all the time with different levels of anger They are dioagnosing something in me they created, not something that was their before the meds. Have I ever considered calling it quits before? Yes. Did I ever come close to calling it quits before I started their meds? No. My take is just the opposite of theirs. The PTSD symptons caused my PCP to prescride meds while refering me to a MH Dr.. The same meds I am taking now but in lower dosage. The meds then caused me to have swings between depression and anger and they consider that to be by-polar. Anyone understand what I am trying to say? Sometimes I think I am better off not taking their meds and let them deal with the angey me in these sessions. Take these meds and I will see you in three months. I have to laugh or I will go Don't mean nothin.