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.
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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