What Do I Do If I Think I Have Bipolar Disorder?

Question: What do I do if I think I have bipolar disorder?

Answer: If you think you have bipolar disorder -- which is to say if you're having symptoms that make you concerned for the illness, or other people are telling you they're concerned -- I think the most important thing to do is see your doctor.

Most primary care doctors at this point are comfortable at least in initially talking about the symptoms and can refer you to a psychiatrist or a psychologist for further evaluation.

But certainly talking to any medical professional is important if you're concerned about the illness.

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