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Bipolar Screening Test
BP-Quick Referance
Bipolar Disorder-A
Bipolar Disorder - B
Bipolar Disorder - C
Bipolar Disorder - D
Bipolar Disorder?
Criteria-World Health
Rapid Cycling

There are no blood tests or easy ways to diagnose Bipolar Disorder.  Diagnosis must be made by a qualified physician and preferably a psychiatrist accustomed to working with patients with Bipolar Disorder.

The psychiatrist is assisted in making his diagnosis by the standardized symptoms listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMV-IV), but it takes face to face contact and perhaps a period of time before a definitive diagnosis can be made.

The articles in this section are for information purposes only.  There are many other things besides Bipolar Disorder that can cause mood disturbances.  If you recognize symptoms in these pages please see your doctor!  Bipolar Disorder can be treated.

From Doctor Phelps

Brain Tours

Mood Swings

A Test for Bipolar Disorder

How to talk with your Doctor

APA Expert Guides for Bipolar - Dr Phelps

The Goldenberg Mood Scales

DBSA - Bipolar Disorder Screening

The following brochures and booklets are available in the .pdf format

All are believed to be in the public domain.

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The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Clinical Descriptions and Guidelines   The World Health Organization (WHO)








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