A 33-year-old member asked:
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can you be diagnosed with bipolar disorder without having to go to a psychiatrist?

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Dr. Joseph Answine
31 years experience Anesthesiology
Likely not: They are the specialist here...Do not avoid their expert help.
Answered on May 29, 2017
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Yes : Most people can be diagnosed by their pcp , if they pay attention and know the symptoms, or if they make the effort of asking their patient to check. The. Mdq.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016

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