I was diagnosed with clinical depression some years ago.However, the doctors were WRONG! Turns out I had Grave's disease, which is often misdiagnosed as depression or bi-polar disorder.The symptoms include mood swings and psychotic behaviour.Sometimes not all the symptoms of a classic case are shown, for instance, usually people with Grave's can't sleep- but I slept for 12 hours a day!A simple blood test can detect this disease.Anyone who is on anti-depressants that don't work (exept Paxil- side effect) ask your doctor to test your T3 and T4 levels.They should be very high, while your TSH levels should be low.It is VERY IMPORTANT that Grave's disease be treated.It can get very bad, and left untreated has a 50% mortality rate.Usually people develop it in their 50's, or after pregnancies, but in some cases, like mine, it is developed in the early 20's. Grave's disease is a genetic disease, and I have not found anyone else in my family who has it.My mother is an Adair, and I wondered if perhaps that could be part of the "mental illness" described. My Mother's name is Deanna Adair, born in Akron Ohio 1951, father isDavid Clemments Adair born in Pittsburg 1921 died 1972(siblings in Michigan-George, Margaret, Jack and Tom), whose father was Jack Adair (information unknown) who was married to Catherine Law Clements, born in Glasgow 1902. Sketchy material, but this is a very serious disese and I must not let anyone go untreated for this- it is genetic and someone else has it.Be careful, be healthy!