The objective of this article is to review the literature on one of the most complex topics in contemporary psychiatry—the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a disabling psychiatric illness that is often misdiagnosed, especially on initial presentation. Misdiagnosis results in ineffective treatment, which further worsens the outcome. Major contributors toward misdiagnosis include lapses in history-taking, presence of psychiatric and medical comorbidities, and limitations in diagnostic criteria. In , Jules Falret provided a description for a condition characterized by episodes of depression and heightened moods, which he termed folie circulaire circular insanity. Controversy surrounding the diagnosis of bipolar disorder became apparent in the s when Congress refused to recognize maniac depression as legitimate illness.
Evangelicals Fear the Loss of Their Teenagers - The New York Times
Correction Appended. Despite their packed megachurches, their political clout and their increasing visibility on the national stage, evangelical Christian leaders are warning one another that their teenagers are abandoning the faith in droves. At an unusual series of leadership meetings in 44 cities this fall, more than 6, pastors are hearing dire forecasts from some of the biggest names in the conservative evangelical movement. That would be a sharp decline compared with 35 percent of the current generation of baby boomers, and before that, 65 percent of the World War II generation. Among the leaders speaking at the meetings are Ted Haggard, president of the evangelical association; the Rev. Divorced parents and dysfunctional families also lead some teenagers to avoid church entirely or to drift away.
Teen Mania Ministries was    an evangelical Christian youth organization, brainchild of Ron Luce. Ron Luce is the president and founder of Teen Mania Ministries. Ron is very active against what he calls the "purveyors of popular culture. And it's just not okay. On its website, Teen Mania Ministries' mission is "To provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ and to take his life-giving message to the ends of the Earth.
Text messages, television, billboards, commercials, online videos…the youth of America are bombarded daily by hundreds of messages. A leader extremely keen to the technology war bidding for the attention of our teens is Teen Mania Ministries president and co-founder Ron Luce. Luce shared with Risen the importance of slowing down and eliminating noise to hear God, how media has impacted cyber bullying, and the need to be creators, not just consumers of media. Interviewed Exclusively for Risen Magazine.