The Dangers of Bipolar Disorder Misdiagnosed as Depression

When bipolar disorder is misdiagnosed as depression, the road to healing can be long and bumpy. Unfortunately, such misdiagnosis is alarmingly prevalent and can have serious consequences for the development of your illness and your overall quality of life. If you suspect that you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed, comprehensive psychological assessment within a residential mental health facility could give you the answers you need to begin healing.

Andy Behrman was only a teenager when he was diagnosed with depression. Over the years he would come to be diagnosed with depression again and again, not by one doctor, but by a total of eight mental health care professionals. For more than ten years, he and his physicians labored under the belief that depression was what was driving his suffering, even as antidepressants failed to provide relief. Finally, after more than a decade of unsuccessful treatment and suffering that grew ever deeper, his doctor gave a new name to his illness: bipolar disorder.

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