Posted by polarbear206 on March 20, 2008, at 16:00:11
In reply to Re: Bipolar III caused by antidepressants?, posted by dbc on March 20, 2008, at 13:20:09
> Some doctors think all types of depression fit into the bipolar spectrum. BP 1/2 have clear differences as 2 is much more minor. The guy thats writing the new entry for Bipolar disorders in the next DSM is one of those people that believes most forms of depression fit under the BP spectrum (Jim Phelps). Quite a bit of doctors with more practical and less academic knowledge as mr Phelps disagree with him.
Who are you refering too, may I ask? I hope you are researching scholarly sites, such as pubmed.org, (search Akiskal for one) and NIMH to name some. It's not just a "guy" that catagories BP in the DSM. Do some research on the history of the DSM. You can go as far back as Kraeplin for some better understanding. I'll leave it that we can agree to disagree on this topic.