How do I get checked for bipolar?
i am a 22 year old female, im told that bipolar runs in my family, and my mother and grandmother tell me that I am bipolar very often. I have also heard from some friends that I am bipolar. how can I get checked out to see if I am bipolar?
The diagnosis of bipolar disorder needs to be made by a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
In addition, you need to make sure they are board-certified in psychiatry and a licensed PhD in psychology.
Terms like bipolar and other psychiatric diagnoses have become everyday lexicon but it takes some testing and sessions with a specialist to make that determination for sure. There are people who are cyclothymic, where there are also variations in mood, but the swings are not that large as in bipolar disorder.
See a specialist.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology http://www.abpn.com/public.htm
Ditto what Dr. Emily said. I have bipolar. You need a mental health dr. They will treat you.
by Jennitasia6 years ago
I have Bipolar Disorder; Will I Always Have To Take Medications To Be Normal?I am asking for advice on how to manage Bipolar Disorder without medications. I currently take up to 7 different medications! I am currently...
by Carolann641506 years ago
I am 99.9% sure that my son is suffering from Bipolar Disorder, please helpHe is 25, his Dad has Bipolar also. His Dad has been on Lithium for years, and actually I was the one that figured it out by researching and...
by sensu0s7 years ago
Are mood swings common with everyone or do I need to visit a psychiatrist ?l
by christalluna11247 years ago
Why do many peolple believe that persons suffering from mental illness, in my case bipolar disorder, are not suffering from a medical condition? Instead they believe we are demon possed and urged us to stop our...
by Andria7 years ago
How To Live Well When You Are BipolarBe good to be educated with regard to this very common disorder. Those of us who don't suffer misunderstand the implications and impact it can have on the sufferers and their...
by NJ's Ponderings6 years ago
Bipolar--what do you know and how can we help individuals with bipolar?What do you know about bipolar? Do you have any experience? What suggestions do you have for those with a bipolar disorder and for their parents or...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.