Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Up to ¼ of bipolar disorder sufferers attempt suicide due to delayed diagnosis

Up to ¼ of bipolar disorder sufferers attempt suicide due to delayed diagnosis

Bipolar disorder or manic depression affects up to 1:50 people in UK. Diagnosis often takes 8 years to occur. Sufferers experience alternating euphoria and depression. They often seek treatment when depressed and are thus given anti-depressants and condition remains undiagnosed and becomes worse. The delayed diagnosis results in ¼ of sufferers attempting suicide.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Up to ¼ of bipolar disorder sufferers attempt suicide due to delayed diagnosis

Date: 18 Jan 2004

Source: BBC News UK Edition

Author: Pat Hagan


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Woman lives with celiac for a decade before being diagnosed
  • Woman may never see her 400,000 medical malpractice award
  • Woman misdiagnosed with 7 conditions before the real culprit of her disabling symptoms was discovered
  • Woman prescribed headache pills for malignant brain tumour
  • Woman receives 1.2 million pounds for unnecessary leg amputation
  • Woman receives 4.1 million pounds for undiagnosed brain haemorrhage
  • Woman receives 50 million over ineffective treatment of her leprosy
  • Woman sent home with golden staph endocarditis
  • Woman so tired she fell asleep standing up
  • Woman sues after becoming a paraplegic
  • Woman sues after pharmacy medication error allegedly causes husband’s death
  • Woman sues over misdiagnosis of brain tumor
  • Woman to receive compensation after gross misdiagnosis leads to unnecessary surgery

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise