Bipolar controversies: Adults

Bipolar controversies: Adults

This e-book discusses controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar illness, drawn from Mood Swings, a blog on the Psychology Today website, written by Nassir Ghaemi MD, from 2008 to present. Debates around misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis, underdiagnosis, DSM, antidepressants, and social stigma are discussed. 

Table of Contents: 

Relax: You're not bipolar

Relax, you're really not bipolar: The pseudoscience of bipolar overdiagnosis

Bipolar illness: The  mythology of biomythology

Bipolar imperialism or freedom?

DSM-5 and bipolar overdiagnosis claims

So, you're "bipolar"

Hating bipolar meds: The illness persists