With diagnosis, 40+ years of contradictions fell into place. A smart girl who didn't cause trouble, with just enough anxiety to propel me to action, I had flown under the radar screen for four decades.
My daughter was surfing the Internet and asked me why Britney Spears shaved her head a few years back. "She was having a nervous breakdown," I explained. My daughter looked at me thoughtfully. "Isn't that what you have sometimes?" she asked. GULP.