Head to head: Is underdiagnosis the main pitfall when diagnosing bipolar disorder? Yes
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff. BMJ (online)
(Impact Factor: 17.45).
02/2010; 340(feb22 1):c854. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c854
Daniel Smith and Nassir Ghaemi believe that many people with bipolar disorder remain undiagnosed, but Mark Zimmerman (doi:10.1136/bmj.c855) argues that overdiagnosis is the bigger problem
Available from: Daniel J Smith
British Journal of General Practice 05/2010; 60(574):322-4. DOI:10.3399/bjgp10X484165 · 2.29 Impact Factor
Psychiatrist 05/2010; 34(6):260-260. DOI:10.1192/pb.34.6.260
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ABSTRACT: Major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder are chronic relapsing-remitting illnesses whose effects on mood, behavior, and thinking exact a heavy toll on patients' physical and mental health and on their capacity for satisfying relationships and employment. In the inpatient setting, these affective illnesses and their treatments can complicate the diagnosis, course, therapy, and prognosis of numerous medical conditions. In this article, the authors discuss a general approach for general internists, family practitioners, and other primary care providers to follow in caring for patients with suspected MDD or bipolar disorder.
The Medical clinics of North America 11/2010; 94(6):1117-26, x. DOI:10.1016/j.mcna.2010.08.011 · 2.61 Impact Factor
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