October 04, 2007

From Dr. Tom Anderson:

Re: Surge in youth bipolar disorder diagnoses seen (Sept. 4): No one, child or adult, has “bipolar.” It’s a mythical illness. It doesn’t exist. There is no set of symptoms supporting such a diagnosis, no medication to treat any such condition. Everything from schizophrenia to hiccups has become “bipolar.” People suffering from chronic depression are called “bipolar” because of the mood swings caused by their antidepressants. Those without mood swings are called “unipolar.” Are the rest of us “nonpolar”? The whole thing is silly beyond belief. The shrinks have all gone daffy.

Dr. Tom Anderson
Health Sciences Research Institute
Summerland, British Columbia


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