Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Bipolar disorder is not found with tests. Your mental health problems and health are used to find out whether you have it.
You will have:
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated 9/25/2018
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