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Why Don't People Accept a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder?


Updated June 04, 2014

Sometimes it's just denial that makes a person refuse to believe he or she has bipolar disorder, even after being diagnoses by a psychiatrist. Sometimes there is a different reason, a condition called anosognosia which literally means "to not know a disease." A large percentage of bipolar people may have agnosognosia. Do you? Or someone you know?

Because of the many comments on this blog from 2008, I felt it was time to bring it to the attention of readers who haven't looked into this issue before.

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