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A 19-year-old male asked:

I've visited 2-3 psychologist.some say adhd.bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, severe depression, m confused.plz help, told evry doc same?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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See university: Psychiatrist and get a full psychological testing profile with a definitive diagnosis and then your confusion regarding this matter should go away and treatment can be based on fact rather than conjecture.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Diagnosis can be: quite difficult at times. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. Depression is part of Bipolar Disorder (AKA manic depression). ADHD and bipolar disorder can have overlapping symptoms and may also co-occur. Anxiety can occur with any of these - either as a symptom or as a clinical disorder.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Comprehensive psychiatric assessment is warranted and may take more than one session.
Aug 10, 2014
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
I believe that medication trials are our lab tests. In someone with pure ADHD a bipolar medication often makes concentration much worse, the converse is true with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder cycles throughout the year. ADHD symptoms tend to be consistent through the seasons. Stay with one psychiatrist so he/she can learn from each trial.
Dec 22, 2014

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