Posted by Clarinette on November 30, 2004, at 4:43:31
In reply to Re: Diagnosis in the UK, posted by ed_uk on November 29, 2004, at 9:51:27
Whilst I agree that looking for and sticking too closely to a diagnostic (especially as in the bipolar spectre, we can move fairly easily from one to another )is not a good idea, I feel that the right diagnostic is essential for finding the right treatment.If the shrinks are vague or unsure of their diagnostic, you can be assured the treatement will be of the same level!
Here is a link to a page which gives two principal bp defenitions:
The diagnostic proposed by the specialist that I see comes from Akiskals schema. Its all fairly well explained.
Bonne journée à toi,