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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have my moments when i sad and suicidal and hate myself for no reason, but yet i'd be happy and on top of the world later, is this possible bi polar?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bipolar?: Bipolar is diagnosed following thorough assessment by a mental health professional & after thorough exam by family doctor to rule out medical causes for mood cycling.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Marked mood swings: There isn't a way to diagnose with the available information. However, elation alternating with depressed mood & suicidal ideations can be symptoms of a bipolar disorder. A thorough psychiatric evaluation can determined if these symptoms are due to a mood disorder. Take care.

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Last updated Nov 18, 2018

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