Unipolar Or Bipolar Disorder- The Million Dollar Question

Unipolar or Bipolar DisorderOne of the most common questions in clinical practice posed by colleagues and patients alike is “Is this Bipolar (Bipolar Disorder) Or Unipolar Disorder (Depression)?”
In a recent ANZJP article, the authors Malhi and Porter start the article with the following quote To the befuddlement of physicists, the universe is expanding; in fact it is accelerating apart at an unbelievable rate ………….While the implications of this are profound, the time frame involved means there is little chance of any direct impact on human kind as we know it. In contrast, another kind of expansion is affecting our lives here and now and also seems to have no end in sight; the diagnostic expansion of bipolarity.” (Malhi and Porter, 2014)

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This article is written by Dr Sanil Rege. Sanil is a Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice on the Mornington Peninsula and co-founder of psychscene.com. He is pursuing an MBA at the Melbourne Business School. You can follow him on Google+

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