They found that over 25% of the patients with bipolar disorder had initially had their condition misdiagnosed as unipolar depression. Misdiagnosis often occurs because the symptoms of bipolar disorder overlap with depression and other psychiatric disorders. However, misdiagnosis can cause serious problems. For example, if people are wrongly prescribed antidepressants this can make their bipolar illness worse.
Uhhh…let’s rethink this. Let’s do a bit of “reframing.” Perhaps 25% of people who are diagnosed with feeling shitty for probably some very good reason who need support in their life to successfully deal with their trauma, grief, or difficult life situation or alternately they actually have something physical wrong with them that can be treated with diet or nutrition but they are instead given ANTIDEPRESSANTS which in turn result in an ADVERSE DRUG REACTION that makes them a bit or a whole lot “manic” and THEN they get labeled bipolar and that leads to induction into the cult of hard-core psychiatry and generally to a multiple med cocktail and a life like mine which ultimately sucks real bad as a result of being over-medicated.