Excellent discussion of the new bipolar study

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Sara PA, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    Yesterday the local NPR show covered that new study on the over-diagnosis of bipolar in children.

    "A new study shows a 40-fold increase in bipolar diagnosis in children over 10 years. Is this a case of overdiagnosis or have psychiatrists been underdiagnosising the disorder in the past? We are joined by the author of the study, MARK OLFSON a professor of psychiatry from Columbia University and psychiatrist ELLEN LEIBENLUFT from the National Institutes of Mental Health to talk about the alarming rise in bipolar diagnosis in children."

    It can be heard on Real Audio here.. It's in the hour two of Monday Sept 10th's show.
  2. ML

    ML Guest

    It seems as if a lot of mental illness and neurological stuff in general is increasingly diagnosed. Thanks for the link. Michele
  3. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    That was brought up by a woman caller to the show
  4. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Thanks for the link!!! I bookmarked it. I hope to be able to listen to it this evening. WFEN
  5. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    I can't seem to get it to play, any suggestions?
  6. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    Do you have Real Audio installed? It's almost an hour long so if you have dial-up it's going to take a while to download. Other than that, I don't know....