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how is bipolar disorder diagnosed?

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Dr. Matthew Keener
15 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 see a counselor or doctor who can diagnose the condition based on history and exam.
Answered on May 11, 2016
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