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ERIC Number: EJ851951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Erroneously Diagnosed and Treated as Bipolar Disorder
Atmaca, Murad; Ozler, Sinan; Topuz, Mehtap; Goldstein, Sam
Journal of Attention Disorders, v13 n2 p197-198 2009
Objective: There is a dearth of literature on patients erroneously diagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder. Method: The authors report a case of an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder erroneously diagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder for 6 years. At that point, methylphenidate was initiated. The patient was judged to be a good treatment responder with improvements noted in the clinical global impressions severity scale. It was seen that the improvement was maintained at a 6-month follow-up. Conclusion: The present case reflects the importance of careful differential diagnosis when evaluating for bipolar disorder.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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