With millions of young people depressed, irritable, aggressive and angry, psychiatrists diagnose more with bipolar disorder.(Index Open)
With millions of young people depressed, irritable, aggressive and angry, psychiatrists diagnose more with bipolar disorder.
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Diagnosis for Bipolar Disorder in Young People Jumps 4,000 Percent

September 7, 2007  •  From theTrumpet.com
The medical community is questioning its accuracy since bipolar cases increased 40-fold in eight years.
 

Psychiatrists are diagnosing 40 times as many young people with bipolar disorder than they once did, according to a report by the Washington Post. The original research, published in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, showed that the number of Americans 19 and under treated for the psychiatric disorder soared 40-fold between 1994 and 2003.

Psychiatrists cite bipolar disorder as the cause for drastic mood swings, ranging from high-energy, high-activity episodes to severe depression.

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