Posted by bipolarspectrum on March 9, 2006, at 18:22:19
In reply to Bipolar spectrum, posted by cecilia on March 9, 2006, at 18:08:31
I think great points have been made in regards to the excessive movement towards bipolar diagnoses... i think ive been manipulated by the stats ive read... for example, bipolars have a much higher level of comorbidity... hence, the people with multifaceted mental problems that often join one another on these types of sites are suffering from a bipolar spectrum illness... ive experienced great irony in my mental illness, as i was once the patient of a highly wellknown psychopharmacologist in canada who specialized in bipolar disorder and he didnt diagnose me as such! then i saw a pdoc with much clinical experience who instantly diagnosed me as bipolar! it just seemed so ironic to me.. but anywayz, in the end, i dont think diagnosing really offers that many benefits in terms of treatment.. and, really in the end, effective treatment is all that really matters... in my mind at least..