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Postpartum Depression and Bipolar Illness: What's the connection?

Misdiagnosis of bipolar illnesses can be twofold, the diagnosis can be under-diagnosed if symptoms are missed, or it can be over-diagnosed, particularly in some hospital in-patient settings, where doctors see a high proportion of severely distressed or suicidal women. read more
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A Blood Test to Diagnose Depression in Teens?

Health : Healthland (2 years ago)

When it comes to diagnosing depression in teens, differentiating mental illness from normal mood swings can be difficult. But it can be a crucial diagnosis, given that untreated depression in youth makes them more vulnerable to late... Read Post

Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder Improved By Specific Criteria

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Use of criteria such as family history of mania and early onset of illness resulted in the diagnosis of 31 percent more cases of bipolar disorder in individuals experiencing a major depressive episode, according to results of a larg... Read Post

If Bipolar Disorder Is Over-Diagnosed, What Are The Actual Diagnoses?

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

A year ago, a study by Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University researchers reported that fewer than half the patients previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder received an actual diagnosis of bipolar disorder after using a compr... Read Post


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