From a diagnostic standpoint, why all the Bipolar Mood Disorder diagnoses? I understand that there may be crass financial issues at stake, here, but this is getting ridiculous!
I got a person in who had a psychotic episode due to a certain medication. The diagnosis? Bipolar Mood Disorder. You have GOT to be kidding me! I was stunned.
I am frequently on the stand in court, and I would eat a person who made such a crappy diagnosis for lunch. Already, I have met one in court (a psychiatrist), but he backed down. I would have cleaned his clock if he hadn’t.
This is sheer incompetence. Any such diagnoses ought to be viewed with extreme skepticism. I have made that diagnosis in the past, but only when it was richly deserved (and I could document it). I sometimes just want to say, “Come on, you should know better!). Such incompetence hurts my heart and that makes me sad.