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09-29-04, 08:17 PM
NEW SURVEY REVEALS COMMON MISPERCEPTIONS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER MAY LEAD TO MISDIAGNOSIS IN CHILDREN

- Need for Greater Public Awareness and Education to Identify Symptoms Early and Begin Treatment -

CHICAGO, IL (July 28, 2003) - Aiming to gain a better understanding of the public's perceptions of bipolar disorder (manic-depression), a recent survey revealed that only 11 percent of adults believe the illness can occur at any age and only 40 percent believe it is hereditary - two common misperceptions that may lead to misdiagnosis in children. The survey was conducted in partnership with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and announced Friday at the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) annual board of directors meeting.

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