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Is Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed in Adults?

There has been a lot of discussion about the over-diagnosis of bipolar disorder in kids, but what about in adults? In the wake of increased bipolar awareness and vigilance, are doctors mistaking other disorders or even excessive irritability and anger as bipolar disorder? If the doctor has a hammer, does everything start to look like a nail?

Researchers in Rhode Island have looked at this specific question and found evidence of a pattern of over-diagnosis of bipolar disorder in adults. In a study published...
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