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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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Does Postpartum Depression Lead to Bipolar Disorder?

Mental Health / Postpartum Depression : Postpartum Progress (3 years ago)

Does postpartum depression lead to bipolar disorder? No, but you might mistakenly think that if you read some of the headlines this week. Lots of media outlets reported that severe postpartum mental illness, including postpartum dep... 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

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


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