so she thinks you might be bipolar or hypomanic? not surprising, a lot of bright creative people are on that spectrum. Makes finding a good antidepressant really difficult, most will exacerbate the manic/paranoid episodes.
As for Asperger's it's also pretty common, but not all people with traits end up coming to clinical attention. It does mean you may struggle with depression for the rest of your life. If your brain is wired differently from other peoples, you will find it exhausting and unrewarding to try to fit in normal society. Leads to burnout and depression that's difficult to treat, because the primary cause (the Asperger's) is untreatable.
Your best bet is to find a neuropsychologist who specializes in adult Asperger's and work out accommodations for the things you need to be productive and healthy in the workplace, and at school. That's important to keep your moods balanced - be productive, engaged, and motivated to grow and interact.
Here's another hug for the road and glad to hear that you have some reserves set aside. It's good that you live in a country where universal health coverage is a priority. Much more cost effective to treat illness and keep people functioning at work and school, than letting them go bankrupt and lose everything, then go on disability aid and rot to death in a tiny rented room.
Your mom and family will also be in my prayers. Things are all coming at you at once and I hope she too will find peace and healing from all this.
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[This message has been edited by As_Saffah (edited 02-28-2011 @ 01:38 AM).]