How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?
Diagnosing bipolar disorder can be difficult, as there is no single medical test that can confirm the condition. A diagnosis is usually made by a psychiatrist. To work out if a person has bipolar disorder, the psychiatrist will usually collect a detailed medical history and ask questions about mood patterns. They may also carry out certain medical tests to rule out any other medical conditions that could be causing the symptoms.
Author: Joanne Van der Velden
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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