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Bipolar disorder is often missed in people who misuse alcohol or drugs

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2766 (Published 22 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2766
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

People with a prior diagnosis of alcohol or substance misuse disorder often experience substantial delays in receiving a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, a new study shows.

The research, published in the open access journal PLoS One,1 showed that the average time from presenting to mental healthcare services to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder was two months. However, among people with …

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