I had an episode of extreme mania several years back after a divorce. Classic the doctors said, crazy shopping, tatoo, sex with two strangers and being picked up by police 4 times hospitalized 3times over a few months span. Doctors T that point said I Should be on a mood stabilizer the test of my life. Two years ago I went off mood stabilizers and Only take zoloft. It has helped but I fight suicidal thoughts frequently. My phsyc Dr said I had a physcotic depression and that I am not bipolar.