How do doctors test for bipolar?

  1. How do doctors test for bipolar?
  2. Can a regular doctor diagnose bipolar disorder?
  3. Who do I talk to if I think I have bipolar disorder?

How do doctors test for bipolar?

There are no specific blood tests or brain scans to diagnose bipolar disorder. Even so, your doctor may perform a physical exam and order lab tests, including a thyroid function test and urine analyses. These tests can help determine if other conditions or factors could be causing your symptoms.

Can a regular doctor diagnose bipolar disorder?

Primary care physicians need to be able to diagnose and treat bipolar disorder and common psychiatric and medical comorbidities, as well as provide regular follow

Who do I talk to if I think I have bipolar disorder?

Talk to your doctor if you think you have bipolar disorder.