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How long does it take to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder by a phsyciatrist for a teenager?

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Dr. Muhammad Munir
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar Teenager

Its a clinical diagnosis.
A child psychiatrist can diagnose after a interview with the child or adolescent and the parent gathering the collateral info is really helpful.Symptoms in the right context is helpful as well as the family history.If the symptoms have clearly emerged can be diagnosed after an evaluation.Critical is the fact that irritability anger impulsiveness can be for other diagnosis.

In brief: Bipolar Teenager

Its a clinical diagnosis.
A child psychiatrist can diagnose after a interview with the child or adolescent and the parent gathering the collateral info is really helpful.Symptoms in the right context is helpful as well as the family history.If the symptoms have clearly emerged can be diagnosed after an evaluation.Critical is the fact that irritability anger impulsiveness can be for other diagnosis.
Dr. Muhammad Munir
Dr. Muhammad Munir
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
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In brief: Depends

Bipolar disorder can sometimes be difficult to diagnose in teenagers.
Partly because all teens are moody and irritable. All the hormonal changes may cause symptoms similar to bipoar disorder. One key is if there is a family history of bipolar disorder or unipolar depression.

In brief: Depends

Bipolar disorder can sometimes be difficult to diagnose in teenagers.
Partly because all teens are moody and irritable. All the hormonal changes may cause symptoms similar to bipoar disorder. One key is if there is a family history of bipolar disorder or unipolar depression.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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