Anxiety Accounts for Bipolar False Positives

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Researchers found that of 1,534 patients assessed at Australia’s Black Dog Institute Depression clinic, a significant number received a false positive diagnosis of bipolar disorder as a result of anxiety conditions. The study is online via the Journal of  Affective Disorders.

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Parker, G. Graham, R; “A diagnostic profile of those who return a false positive assignment on bipolar screening measures,” Journal of Affective Disorders, online May 25, 2012.

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Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected]

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