Early Diagnosis And Indicators Of Bipolar Disorder

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The issues surrounding the importance of early diagnosis and the application of a variety of therapies for bipolar disorder are examined through the lens of a mix of quantitative, qualitative and mixed peer reviewed journals acquired from data sources such as MEDLINE, and Psycinfo by using Boolean language in Lamar University’s library data base. Current studies into the dynamics of manic depression or bipolar disorder, offer insight into future treatments; diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD); and detection of BD at a genetic level. Concerns that arise from this literature comprise issues relating to:
• What are the implications for early diagnosis and indicators of bipolar disorder?
• What are new pharmacological and related
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Park & K. Park, 2014). In another article written by Benti, Proudfoot & Parker and entitled “Identifying Early Indicators in Bipolar Disorder: A Qualitative Study”, the authors goal is to examine certain experiential factors attributed to BD by studying participants’ responses during an interview which specifically targets behavior and emotional experiences previous to their first manic depressive episode (2013). However, since the interviews only involved the participants’ perspective and did not involve family, friends or other relatives, the results of the study were limited, also, the responses were based on opinion not fact (Benti et al., 2013). Yet, individuals suffering from manic depressive symptoms will not receive a diagnosis after the first symptoms which are usually manifested during adolescence. Unfortunately, many individuals are either not diagnosed or are misdiagnosed and medicated improperly. Researchers, such as Patel, Shetty, Jackson, Broadbent, Stewart, Boydell, McGuire & Taylor, continue to perform studies concerning the “Delays before Diagnosis and Initiation of Treatment in Patients Presenting to Mental Health Services with Bipolar Disorder” (2015). In their quantitative study, the authors, utilize an approximation of the treatment outcome on survival after adjustment for other explanatory variables such as age, gender, ethnicity, etc. (2015). The results of this study indicates that most
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