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i feel like i show signs of bipolar disorder. how do i get checked?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Encourage you to be: Evaluated by a psychiatric or a clinical psychologist for an accurate assessment.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How would I be able to tell if I have bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Muhammad Munir
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bipolar Disorder: The best is to meet a psychiatrist for an evaluation as there may be online surveys and checklist but these are just screening tools and can not replace a good evaluation.Lot of mood symptoms can be seen as depression or bipolar so please dont have a self diagnosis or what friends say get help asap.Its really helpful with new gen meds and treatment options. Good luck.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I talk to my spouse into getting treatment for bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Use abilify (aripiprazole) commerc: Can can use an ability commercial as a talking point treats bipolar depression take a internet personality test together.
A 46-year-old member asked:

I is it possible to know if I am bipolar?

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Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Try this screen: Try this online screening tool: http://psychcentral.Com/quizzes/bipolarquiz.Htm.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is bipolar disorder hereditary?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 18 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 bipolar d/o will enx up with it as well, but rather there is more likelihood as compared to the general population. I believe bipolar d/ o is now the 2nd highezt of mental d/o, being surpassed by adhd.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there any bipolar meds that do not cause the "zombie effect"?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bipolar: Most mood stabilizers & psychotropics ex. Abilify (aripiprazole) at optimum dosages. Discuss further with your psychiatrist.

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