Is Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed?

Is Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed?

The young man jumped up and yelled, “You’re not bipolar! Look at you, you’re fine! My sister is bipolar and right now she’s in the hospital recovering from a suicide attempt!”

If I told him that I spent a day in the ICU after a suicide attempt and had been hospitalized several times,

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Lost in the Shadows of HIPAA

A person can be lost living on the street with a debilitating mental illness. They can refuse all help from a caring family, even if they are cognitively impaired and unable to rationally make such a decision.

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Life Before HIPAA

Imagine if your health insurance company provided your employer with details about your mental illness, including diagnosis and notes. At the same time, your doctor didn’t have to give this information to you.

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