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Bipolar disorder

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Garcia Merino
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Multifactorial: Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. It's origin can be multifactorial, genetics plays a big role into it, so having a family member with bip... Read More
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescheranswered
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Multifactorial: So far no one has established a genetic link with bi-polar disorder, and many have tried. It is certainly true that it runs in families, but that can... Read More
Dr. Matthew Keener
Child Psychiatry 17 years experience
Bio, psycho, social: The causes of mood disorders arise over development from biology, psychology, and social factors. Similarly you need to make sure the treatment of moo... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: Yes, most patients start bipolar disorder in childhood. The earlier a child is treated, the less likely the child will continue on to have bipolar sy... Read More
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes: While unusual, children can develop symptoms of bipolar disorder in childhood. While most individuals develop symptoms of bipolar disorder in adolesc... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipola... Read More
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: Bipolar disorder disorder definitely runs in families. There has not yet been found a specific genetic link, but much research is being done in that a... Read More
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Yes: There is a lot of evidence for a genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder. Twin studies show evidence for genetic predisposition. However, genes a... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Treating bipolar : Successful management of bipolar disorder involved medication as indicated, avoiding alcohol and substance use, good sleep habits, and regular exercis... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Keener
Child Psychiatry 17 years experience
Clinical exam: Although in the future we may have blood tests or functional MRI scans that can diagnose the disorder, for now the only way to diagnose bipolar is to ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Bipolar disorder : That cannot be classified into any of the mood disorder categories of dsm-v, but which clearly has manic components as necessary for the diagnosis and... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mclaughlin
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Bp: Get professional help - still takes avg of 10 years to get diagnosed with bp. Treat with mood stabilizer and counseling.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Vukin
Psychiatry 17 years experience
See DSM criteria: You can look up the exact criteria used in research studies to learn more about it by searching online. The phrase "bipolar" is often overused, cheap... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Most likely not: Bipolar disorder entails mood lability and also struggles with excessive euphoria and disinhibition. The abuse of marijuana may lead to exacerbation ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
See below: To diagnose someone with bipolar disorder, the person should undergo a thorough evaluation, past history, behaviors, etc. The evaluation is usually do... Read More
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