Bipolar Disorder May Be Misdiagnosed at Alarming Rates, With Serious Consequences

A mental illness affecting millions of people each year is also among one of the most commonly misdiagnosed. Bipolar disorder, hallmarked by drastic mood shifts and changes in behavior patterns, touches the lives of 2.5 million people annually, says the National Institute of Mental Health. However, this disorder is often mislabeled as depression or schizophrenia,…