Misdiagnosis of schizophrenia in bipolar patients: a multiethnic comparison.

  title={Misdiagnosis of schizophrenia in bipolar patients: a multiethnic comparison.},
  author={Sukdeb Mukherjee and S. V. Shukla and J Woodle and Adam M. Rosen and Silvia W Olarte},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={140 12},
The records of 76 bipolar (DSM-III) patients were reviewed for a history of previous misdiagnosis of schizophrenia. Multivariate analyses identified three variables significantly associated with previous misdiagnosis--auditory hallucinations, early age at onset, and ethnicity. Ethnicity remained significantly associated with misdiagnosis of bipolar patients as schizophrenic even after all other significant variables were partialled out of the equation. It appears from these data that black and… CONTINUE READING

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