My reading of this is that much of that increase is linked to an expanded definition of bipolar disorder as a spectrum disorder (spectrum disorders are all the rage these days) with SBD being the catch basin for all the soft bipolar researchers claim they are detecting in America these days. And so begins the war on the weird, the productive and the agitated of America.Much more at his site.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Philip Dawdy has chimed in smartly on the subthreshold bipolar diagnosis and its implications. Background here and here. Here's one snippet: