Bipolar Confusion: Diagnosis Hints
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 1, Number 8, August 2003
Topics: Bipolar Disorder
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Suddenly, it seems that everybody and their cousin is asking us if they have bipolar disorder. A few years ago, bipolar disorder was the ignored orphan diagnosis in psychiatry. However, now that various patented molecules have been proven effective, industry money is flying into efforts to publicize the diagnosis, and it’s clearly working.