By Attorney Gordon Johnson
So let’s focus specifically on mood. We talked about mood some before. Do you have a formal diagnosis of bipolar disorder?
I have – TBI, bipolar, schizophrenic. I’m dyslexic, they believe I’m ADD from when I was youth to where I was an adult. I don’t know, I just, anybody who asks me it’s just TBI usually.
Talk to me about the bipolar issues. We talked about the depression and the mania.
I’ll go back. When I was going to university at my second college, I started showing signs. I was on the verge of being an alcoholic, and then I got kicked out, got accepted to school up here at UWO; found out I was dyslexic and that solved a lot of problems. But then I had my car accident, and then when I came back. Before then you could, I could never tell, but the person who diagnosed me, Dr. Nash, he said I was moderate to severe at the time he diagnosed me.
With respect to bipolar?
Being dyslexic. And that was going into the signs, and after my car accident I came back a year later, year and a half later. One I needed, you could really tell I was dyslexic, and then with my bipolar, a psychiatrist through university had started putting me through meds, because I took myself off all meds.
Now you said that you also have a schizophrenic diagnosis?
Is that something that’s confirmed or just something some doctor came up with who didn’t understand everything else that’s going on?
I’m not real sure. All I know is, when I start getting frustrated, and if I feel like people are putting too much pressure. You can ask the kids, I’ve gotten to the point a few times, to where I just get so angry, I hear, I start hearing audible stuff.
So your, episodes, if they’re schizophrenic, come at a time when you’re having, neurobehavioral problems, that we normally associate with TBI.
Yes. I’ve quit three jobs because of it.