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