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Misdiagnosing Bipolar-Feedback please!
cspinto posted:
Hi everyone! I am a student at Purdue Calumet and my topic for a project is bipolar disorder. In my podcast i talk about misdiagnosing bipolar and how many people have been misdiagnosed along with other statistics and how this is an issue in the medical field. I have attached a link to my page for where this info can be found. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone can give me any kind of feed back. Thank You!
Anneinside responded:
patients, not patient's
misdiagnosed as unipolar depression, since both deal with depression. not misdiagnosed for unipolar depression, since both deal with depression.

It is not clear whether you are talking about people with bipolar being misdiagnosed with unipolar or are you talking about people with another disorder being diagnosed with bipolar. You seem to go back and forth making it very unclear. You need more than two references. Try reading your writing aloud so you can brush it up a bit.

Another note, what tests are you referring to. Most "tests" used are questionnaires in which you rate the presence or absence of a symptom. I complete the PHQ-9 every time I see my psychiatrist. I wasn't diagnosed on the basis of a test, but on an interview by my psychiatrist. That is the most common basis of determining a diagnosis.

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