Adverse reaction to antidepressants often lead to additional diagnosis

Today Philip highlights this phenomena which has been mentioned many times on this blog as well.

His closing statements on a story well worth reading:

Instead of long-term anti-depressant use leading to health problems and physical dependence (or addiction, if you prefer), it’s now leading to people being re-diagnosed with another disorder. I’ve been deeply suspicious of the whole “Your depression is bipolar disorder” line being bandied about much of this decade and I wonder how many people with long-term depression problems have wound up being diagnosed with bipolar disorder 2 principally as a result of a reaction to anti-depressants. I don’t have an answer. But I do have a hunch. And I don’t like it. (read the whole article here)

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