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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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