Friday, April 6, 2007

I'm shocked, I tell you. Just shocked!

Depression overdiagnosed? No! I just can't believe it. Next thing they'll say is that ADHD is overdiagnosed. It just can't be true.

About one in four people who appear to be depressed are in fact struggling with the normal mental fallout from a recent emotional blow, like a ruptured marriage, the loss of a job or the collapse of an investment, a new study suggests. To avoid unnecessary diagnoses and stigma, the standard definition of depression should be redrawn to specifically exclude such cases, the authors argue.

Call me whatever you want, as long as you give me my pills! Full study here.

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