Category: Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Single MRI Scan ‘Could Help Diagnose Bipolar Disorder’

More info…A single MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan may soon help hundreds of thousands of people with bipolar disorder to get a faster, more accurate – and possibly life-saving – diagnosis, a leading researcher reported at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress. Professor Mary… Continue reading

2007 Bipolar Disorder Awareness Campaign Emphasizes Importance of Accurate Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

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Time to reexamine bipolar diagnosis in children?

More info…Psychiatrists in favor of a new label, temper dysregulation disorder, cite a spike in bipolar diagnoses. But others worry it will add uncertainty to the treatment of an already confusing condition. They are some of the most troubled children that psychiatrists ever see. They… Continue reading

Possible Link Between Over-Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder And Disability Payments

More info…A study from Rhode Island Hospital finds patients who were “over-diagnosed” with bipolar disorder were more likely to have received disability payments and for a longer period of time. The researchers propose a link between these unconfirmed cases of bipolar disorder and the receipt… Continue reading

Over-diagnosis of bipolar disorder and disability payments — a link?

More info…( Lifespan ) A study from Rhode Island Hospital finds patients who were “over-diagnosed” with bipolar disorder were more likely to have received disability payments and for a longer period of time. The researchers propose a link between these unconfirmed cases of bipolar disorder… Continue reading