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It is possible that a person diagnose themselves bipolar?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
Possible: In some cases, a patient's symptoms are very clear - such as having a manic episode. In other cases it can be more difficult, such as when a patient presents as depressed but they are really bipolar. It is best to have an evaluation by a mental health professional to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Jun 16, 2014
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