Andrew Solomon is the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, and a new book, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
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If you or a loved one have experienced a manic or psychotic episode and you suspect a misdiagnosis of a "mental disorder", try to find a healthcare provider who uses Functional Medicine and will test for underlying conditions. Your insurance may pay for the tests and treatments. Also consult a malpractice attorney.