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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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Why I am Against Remission For Depression and Bipolar

Mental Health / Depression : Psychology Today Depression Center (2 years ago)

The context of bipolarity associates the illness with the state, but the inverse is not true. Being bipolar does not mean that one is ill unless the state includes the "symptoms" of suffering or incapacitation. Getting rid of all of... 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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