Underdiagnosis of bipolar disorder in men with substance use disorder.

  title={Underdiagnosis of bipolar disorder in men with substance use disorder.},
  author={M. D. Mark J. Albanese and Reynolds C Clodfelter and Tamara B. Pardo and Seyyed Nassir Ghaemi},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric practice},
  volume={12 2},
OBJECTIVE Recent reports indicate that bipolar disorder is frequently underdiagnosed in the clinical population, leading to overuse of antidepressants and underuse of mood stabilizers. This study assessed rates of diagnosis of bipolar disorder in a substance abuse population. METHOD The study involved a retrospective chart review of data from 295 patients admitted to an inpatient substance abuse program for men. Data were then analyzed from the 85 patients in the sample who were diagnosed as… CONTINUE READING


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