Posted by SLS on May 17, 2012, at 23:51:35
In reply to Re: Melancholic vs Atypical depression » SLS, posted by Phillipa on May 16, 2012, at 19:01:22
> Personally I don't get this new category. What types of medical conditions could result in a diagnosis of bipolar?
Lupus is one.
In addition, I found this:
> Wouldn't the medical condition treated result in loss of the mental diagnosis hence no mental health tx needed?
The authors don't specify that the manic state must continue after the associated medical condition resolves in order to make the diagnosis. I suppose that a medical condition can trigger a latent, but persistent presentation of bipolar I or bipolar II. However, the proposed language does not preclude that a mania associated with a medical condition can resolve once the medical condition remits in order to be eligible for a bipolar diagnosis.
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