Tests and Diagnosis

There is no specific test that can diagnose bipolar disorder. However, the following tests may be performed to rule out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms.

Psychological Examination

  • Helps to assess your current state of mind and rule out other mental disorders
  • A doctor or mental health provider will talk to you about your thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns. You may be asked to fill out assessment questionnaires.

Complete Blood Count

  • Regular blood test to rule out any physical problems that could be causing bipolar-like symptoms, such as thyroid issues or anemia
  • Creates images of the brain to rule out disorders like stroke and brain tumor

CAT Scan/MRI

  • Creates images of the brain to rule out disorders like stroke and brain tumor
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