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Old 07-20-2011, 03:20 AM
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ClariceK: Being on 11 meds sounds scary and sad. Did your docs even check the labels for drug-drug interactions? You may even have been taking the medication that would work for you (to quiet the voices), but in the company of other 10 its effect could have been nullified.

I guess there are two main reasons for increased bipolar diagnosis: 1) there was too much stigma in the past and more people chose to not seek treatment, and 2) as you say, it is a fall back diagnosis, especially when one has to be very careful before stamping one as schizophrenic or schizoaffective, which sounds still quite scary.
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