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The New York Times 8-27-22 article by Matt Richtel titled, “This Teen was prescribed 10 psychiatric drugs. She’s not alone: Increasingly, anxious and depressed teens are using multiple, and powerful psychiatric drugs, many of them untested in adolescents or for use in tandem,” provides a snapshot into the problematic “polypharmacy” …

“The primacy of mania: a reconsideration of mood disorders,”2 published in 2009 by Ghaemi et. al. was referred to as “A masterpiece paper on “bipolar disorder.”  by Michele Fornaro et.al.1 in 2012.  Even though Fornaro et.al. use the terminology “bipolar disorder,” I believe they are actually referring to the original …

9.0 – NY Times: Child Psychopath? The provocative title of the article I discuss below caught my attention firstly, because I see similar children in my emergency room and hospital psychiatric consultations, and secondly because it raises larger issues about the current state of child and adolescent diagnosis in psychiatry.  …

On 4-26-2022, an article in People magazine reporting on the legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber heard, stated that a non-board-certified forensic psychologist hired by the Depp legal team, determined through her testing and evaluation that Amber Heard had a diagnosis of Histrionic Personality and Borderline Personality. ¹ This …

Part V  by Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison, 2007 (Bold has been added to original text) p.203 Neurodevelopmental aspects of adolescent BP and the issue of puberty.  Many studies use the term “prepubertal” or pubertal” onset but the vast majority have neither verified the pubertal status of research participants …

Part IV  by Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison, 2007 (Bold has been added to original text) Adolescent – Onset Bipolar Disorder p. 196 The onset and first diagnosis of bipolar disorder frequently occur in adolescence. For the most part, adolescent-onset bipolar disorder is clinically similar to adult bipolar disorder.  …

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