One of the big criticisms people have of psychiatry is the lack of empirical testing involved in the diagnosis of mental illnesses and antipsychiatrists seem to hang their hats on this lack of biological testing. But finally there is an approved brain scan that stands in the face of this critique. Finally, there is an FDA-approved brain scan to be used in the diagnosis of a mental illness.
This is an interesting question: how does a person with bipolar disorder think? Of course, it’s hard for me to compare it with your average person as I have bipolar disorder. I don’t have the two thought processes in my one brain to compare.
This is not to say that we all think the same way; nevertheless, I do have some ideas on how people with bipolar disorder think that seem to stand out amongst the “normals.”