Bipolar Disorder Diagnoses Spike in Youth

The diagnosis of bipolar disorder in people under 20 astonishingly increased 40-fold between 1994 and 1995 and 2002 and 2003, according to a study reported in this month's issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, the leading scientific journal in our field. The Archives was not the first to report this story. Time magazine, always quick to spot a trend, was there first with a cover story on the subject in 2002 called "Young and Bipolar." It began with: "It used to be called manic depression....Full Story
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