Autonewton was started by Andy Poo (not his real name). Andy decided to start autonewton.com when his old bipolar support chat room was in threat of being closed. This was back when he thought he had Bipolar Disorder but it was a misdiagnosis. It did close. edwinasbipolarsupport.com, no longer exists.
Some of us followed me over to autonewton.com before Edwina’s shut. Some of the members you will meet when you join are some of our “old timers”. New or old, you will be welcomed.
About Andy Poo
Andy is a Software Engineer who writes software for a living. After being treated for several years for mental illness, Andy Poo decided that he was normal and stopped taking his psychiatric medication. His mental illness symptoms then cleared up and he returned back to normal. Due to his lack of trust in the medical profession, he told no one he had been flushing his pills down his toilet, including his own wife. Everyone assumed he had Bipolar Disorder and was taking the medication. In the end, he confessed when he was sent to a psychiatrist because he asked his doctor to see a psychiatrist because he hadn’t seen one in years and because he felt it was time his diagnosis was reviewed.
He spent half an hour with the psychiatrist, told him he had been discarding his medication for over 7 years and had been working full time as a Software Engineer for the past 7 years. He agreed that Andy did not have Bipolar Disorder and so Andy asked if he could put “Normal” on his report and he agreed he would. He then asked Andy if I would like to try some new psychiatric medication he had never heard of (to give to a “normal” person, obviously to give him a mental illness), he loudly said, “NO”.
Some people assume Andy is crazy because he is a bit eccentric.