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Thursday, 07 November 2013 20:34

Misunderstanding of Mental Illness

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Reported in vol. 33, no. 10 criticizing an ALJ’s analysis and revealed an all too common misunderstanding of mental illness, “The very nature of bipolar disorder is that people with the disease experience fluctuations in their symptoms, so any single notation that a patient is feeling better or has had a ‘good day’ does not imply that the condition has been treated.”

 

cited: Scott v Astrue, 647 F.3d 734 (7th Cir. 2011)

 

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