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Can you tell me the diagnostic tests for bipolar disorder ?

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Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 39 years experience
No particular test: There is no one particular test for bipolar disorder. The diagnosis is made by taking a detailed symptom history from you and sometimes establishing the presence of other signs as well, and ruling out any other medical conditions that may be contributing to the symptoms.

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How to tell if I have bipolar disorder?

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Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bipolar type 2 or cyclothymia, more severe forms are accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Your mental health counselor can assess & give more definite diagnosis.

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