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Could I be Bipolar?
An_251606 posted:
I have been having trouble for a while now with highs and lows with my emotions, so much so that my husband said that he thought I was bipolar. How do I know and where do I go to find out? I spent 45 minutes crying after an argument with him this morning. I know there is something "wrong" with me, just not sure what.
ddnos responded:
HI, a psychiatrist is who would diagnose you, but you may have to first go to your PCP for a referral, depending on your insurance. Also, it's good to see your PCP first to see if there are any physical issues to rule out first. Sometimes what looks like "mental" could be physical like diabetes, thyroid problems, certain vitamin deficincies,etc. , which is why it's good to seee your doctor first to have physical stuff ruled out first. Then if you're ok in that department, ask for a referall for a psychiatrist - they are the kind of doctors who are qualified to diagnose and treat mental illness.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

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