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i think i mit be biopolar what kind of tests do they do 2 check?.......................

i think i mit be biopolar i will be fine one min and the next like pissed for no reason and like go insane what r other sines? do u think i mit have it? how do they test if you r?

 
butterscotch297

Asked by butterscotch297 at 7:15 PM on Dec. 11, 2008 in Health

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  • There isn't a blood test or cat scan to test for it. They will ask you a series of questions and listen to your responses. Basically they will be looking for periods of high highs and low lows and rapid cycling between the two. It's basically all talking, but some might be written tests. See your doctor and tell them you are wondering if you are bipolar. Tell them why you think you are and I always think its a good idea to bring a close person (SO, DH, parent, etc) with you to give feedback. People with bipolar have a tendency to minimize things (not being negative, it's just a trait) and aren't always forthcoming with problematic behavior that others see. This is important so that they can tell just how to help you as different meds are needed for different cycles. GL
    Babylove76

    Answer by Babylove76 at 7:24 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • It's more of like a questionnaire that they ask, if you've had certain symptoms/feelings for certain amounts of time. It's not like a pee test or brain scan or anything like that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Dec. 11, 2008