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A 46-year-old member asked:

Am almost absolutely sure that i am bipolar, will my pediatrician be able to diagnose me with bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Joseph Answine
34 years experience
Phychiatrist: Need the help of a pediatrician and also a phychiatrist to make the complete diagnosis..Need to use your specialists when their input is warranted.
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Child Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: But they should refer you to a psychiatrist to do a proper evaluation. A good evaluation should take at least an hour and an hour and a half is better. If less than an hour go somewhere else. Take care.
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