Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis
- Q How can I help my doctor diagnose bipolar disorder?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineBe a detective yourself and track your mood changes and sleep patterns daily. Let your family and friends be part of the process, too. They have unique insight into the changes in your mood and behavior. Don’t hide anything. Keep a journal to show... Full Answer
- Q Why is bipolar disorder difficult to diagnose?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineBipolar disorder is difficult to diagnose for two main reasons. 1) There is no simple blood test or x-ray that indicates definitively one way or another if you have bipolar disorder. 2) The symptoms tend to vary from person to person and can... Full Answer