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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
39 years experience Psychiatry
History: No lab or radiologic test, nor physical exam, can test for bipolar. Perhaps one day as there are strong indications it is a brain condition with a gen ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
History: Exam by psychiatrist--helps to bring along someone who has observed you over time.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 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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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Risk: In the general population incidence is 1 to 4%. Beyond that, a face to face evaluation is needed. The mood disorder questioner (mqd) is in publi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
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Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
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
13 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Keener
16 years experience Child Psychiatry
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Manic depression is treated with psychotherapy & medications.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Manic dep.: Manic phases of elation and heightened energy with less need for sleep, alternating with episodes of depression with lack of energy, sadness & changes ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: Several and might include depression, mood swings, and mania. Online questionnaires are available for the public. Check the mood disorder questionn ... Read More
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