I haven't ever had a manic episode,just depression?I have had generalized anxiety(with panic attacks) and depression for years. I don't ever recall any episodes of mania where I didn't feel like I needed to sleep, my talking became fast and furious, indulged in risky behaviors, etc. I do not understand why they changed my diagnosis. I don't think I am getting the proper meds because of the misdiagnosis. I am also getting addicted to the ativan which does me wonders for the anxiety issue but is contributing to my depression. Finding and getting an appointment with a psychiatrist in my area is difficult. They haven't been listening to me either it seems.