A member asked:

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

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

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.

Answered 1/15/2016


Dr. Carlos Barrios answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

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.

Answered 8/7/2014



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