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How do you test for bipolar disorder in a child?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Testing

Your child will need to have a comprehensive history taking, physical exam, and specific psychological testing that will help in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
There may be other disorders that are present and can be established during this evaluation.

In brief: Testing

Your child will need to have a comprehensive history taking, physical exam, and specific psychological testing that will help in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
There may be other disorders that are present and can be established during this evaluation.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Thorough evaluation to include personal & family history, presenting symptoms, past medical & psychiatric history, school functioning, mental status exam, and battery of testing to rule in/rule out mood disorders.

In brief: Bipolar

Thorough evaluation to include personal & family history, presenting symptoms, past medical & psychiatric history, school functioning, mental status exam, and battery of testing to rule in/rule out mood disorders.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: BIPOLAR DISORDER

Suspect bipolar disorder in a child if he wants mostly isolation, depressed mood with occasional crying spells and then you see him happy again , elated mood with laughing episodes.

In brief: BIPOLAR DISORDER

Suspect bipolar disorder in a child if he wants mostly isolation, depressed mood with occasional crying spells and then you see him happy again , elated mood with laughing episodes.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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