A large number of substances of abuse, and some prescribed medications, can be associated with the manic-like phenomena seen in the bipolar and related disorders

A large number of substances of abuse, and some prescribed medications, can be associated with the manic-like phenomena seen in the bipolar and related disorders. Make a list and/or overview of questions you might consider in a intake interview that would help make the distinction among a substance abuse disorder, the bipolar disorder, or a substance/medication-induced bipolar disorder. As a part of your consideration, consider any ancillary sources of information you would include to make the differential diagnosis.