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Article: Misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder.[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The objective of this article is to review the literature on one of the most complex topics in contemporary psychiatry-the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a disabling psychiatric illness that is often misdiagnosed, especially on initial presentation. Misdiagnosis results in ineffective treatment, which further worsens the outcome. Major contributors toward misdiagnosis include lapses in history-taking, presence of psychiatric and medical comorbidities, and limitations in diagnostic criteria. Careful screening for symptoms of hypomania/mania and clinical features suggestive of bipolarity as well as use of collateral history and screening instruments, such as mood questionnaires, might help in limiting the rate of misdiagnosis.Psychiatry 10/2006; 3(10):57-63.
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- Psychiatry (4)
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio, United States
- Department of Psychiatry
Medical University of Ohio at ToledoToledo, Ohio, United States