Is Bipolar Disorder Over-Diagnosed?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 10, Number 7&8, July 2012
James Amos, MD
Clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Iowa
Dr. Amos has disclosed that they have no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial companies related to this educational activity.
Whether you work in a hospital or an office setting, you’ve probably seen many patients who come to you with a “history of bipolar disorder.” We’ve seen it, too, in multiple settings at an academic medical center. Is this a new epidemic? Or a redefinition of what it means to be “bipolar”?