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A 21-year-old male asked:

Are bipolar patients aware they have it? like would they be questioning or worried if they have bipolar or not even realize?

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Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
If a person has insight into his condition, he would know that there is a problem. Insight is an introspection when a solution to a problem pressnt itself unexpectedly. These persons are easy to handle, voluntarily avoid selfdestruction and more compliant with treatment recommendations. Hope it helps.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
They may not realize and may need feedback from family & friends to guide them to seek professional help. If you have concerns about mental health please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple forms of psychotherapy to have a thorough evaluation & help for symptoms & state of mind; & a Psychiatrist for medication if needed. Have a physical exam to rule out any underlying illness.
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