Why is bipolar disorder so popular?

One person in a Facebook group asked why is it popular to have bipolar disorder and other mental disorders among the young today? One possible answer is that bipolar disorder has been associated with an unusual amount of creativity,intelligence and wealth. Kay Jamison is partly responsible for this romantic notion. Other studies on the topic seem…

Four day rule of hypomania questioned

A group of researchers are questioning the validity of the four day hypomanic threshold needed for a diagnosis of bipolar II. The four day rule could potentially exclude a considerable number of individuals with bipolar II. They found that 186 bipolar II disorder patients who met the 4-day criteria did not differ significantly from 315…