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A 19-year-old female asked:

have i got bipolar. i have most of the things that are linked to bipolar?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
See a Psychiatrist: Or see u primary care physician for assesment.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bipolar?: Not sure what things u r experiencing that are linked to bipolar, but if u experienced wide mood swings & changes in your sleep/appetite/energy level, then it is worth while to be evaluated by a mental health professional.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Bipolar: Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people have periods of either a very good or irritable mood (mania),  a depression mood, or a mixed state (a combination of depression and mania). The mood disorder questionaire (mdq) screens for many of the symptoms for mania and can be downloaded here:http://www.Psychtoolkit.Com/mood-disorder-questionnaire-mdq.Html.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What meds are good for bipolar I disorder?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Many: This is a very complex disorder that is treated with a very broad array of meds.I am "old school" and often use lithium as the basis and add atypical's like seroquel (quetiapine). You really need to have a dr following closely to manage this difficult illness.I hope you are getting treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between bipolar 1 and 2?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bipolar: Difference is in severity of symptoms. Type 1 is full spectrum of depression and manic episodes. Type 2 is depression with hypomanic episodes.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I have bipolar 2 disorder. What's the difference between that and bipolar 1?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bipolar: Difference is in severity of symptoms. Type 1 is full spectrum of depression and manic episodes. Type 2 is depression with hypomanic episodes.
A member asked:

I think I have bipolar disorder. How do I know for certain if I have it or not? I have taken those quizzes online, which sometimes can be unreliable, but both of them said I am bipolar, i just want to make sure.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. Those tests can be suggestive of bipolar disorder. But because there are many other things that can have some of the same symptoms, the tests should not be used to make a diagnosis. I recommend that you see either a psychiatrist or a psychologist for a comprehensive evaluation.
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A female asked:

Do I have bipolar disorder? I looked up symptoms and they matched

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
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. Feel good about your achievements Become Captain over your symptoms, Not Victim. See Psychiatrist; provide all information about your symptoms and functioning for Diagnosis to be made; discuss Therapy for stresses in life or medication if needed.

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