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Do I have bipolar

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
31 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: Your question can really only be answered by a physician to is experienced in diagnosing and treating depression and bipolar disorder. Many patients w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Mood Disorder: It is possible that you have Mood Disorder. Do not think a lot about symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. Focus on your Good Functioning in your daily life. ... Read More
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Dr. Michelle King
25 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe, maybe not.: The best way to determine if you have bipolar or something else is to have an evaluation by a mental health provider. If you’re concerned about somet ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Davidson
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: A lot of people have mood swings, but if you feel like yours are more dramatic than others, and especially if you have a family history of bipolar, it ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Maybe: It depends what you mean about "occasionally manic." mania refers to a discreet set of signs and symptoms which need to be present for at lease one we ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Find a mental health: pro and let the pro ask a hundred questions to figure this out. There are other conditions that contribute to mania. Psychologists, MFT's, Psychiat ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Too many labels: If you have bipolar disorder you can eliminate the depressive diagnosis because it includes that. The only way for a diagnosis to me made it with the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. This is actually quite a complex issue. Of course, a doctor answering general questions on line can't diagnose your condition. One thing to rem ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bip ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please get help.: Bipolar Disorder is treatable. Recommend comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. If you do in fact have bipolar disorder a mix of psychotropic medicatio ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
ADD vs Bipolar: ADHD and bipolar disorder have many overlapping symptoms. First, go to a psychologist or psychiatrist to assess for bipolar, then for ADHD. When y ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
See a psychiatrist : For a reevaluation. If the mood swings are extreme you may need an adjustment to your medication. Get an evaluation. Psychotherapy may help as well.

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