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Was i diagnosed Bipolar last week?

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Well i was just put on 15mg of Zyprexa Velotab today.Last week when the pdoc prescribed it to me i asked him was i Bipolar and he said "it sounds like it". Is this a diagnosis then?I am 22 and live in Glasgow.
 
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Well i was just put on 15mg of Zyprexa Velotab today.Last week when the pdoc prescribed it to me i asked him was i Bipolar and he said "it sounds like it". Is this a diagnosis then?I am 22 and live in Glasgow.
Two psychiatrists have to be present to make an 'official' diagnosis.
 
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I've not heard of that, only they need to have seen evidence or symptomatics to fully meet the criteria for diagnosis for an official diagnosis.
 
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me either i never had 2 doctors present and i,ve got bipolor it goes by ut symptoms that r present for a while
 
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I've never had 2 doctors present either and I was diagnosed as Borderline Personality Disorder. I had been under an MH team for 2 years before this though.
 
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he probably just said 'it sounds like it' because bipolar is hard to diagnose. Depending on whether your medication works or not. Your doctor probably wants to keep seeing you for a while longer to make sure its not anything else :)
 
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thank you very much for your replies. I have an appointment tommorow morning with my GP. Do you think i should ask him what the official diagnosis is?Thank you very much.
 
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the best person to ask for a diagnosis is the psychiartist. The GP can perscribe the recommended dose of drugs for you but i might be wrong in saying that only a psych can officially diagnose you. For me, when my GP found out that I was seeing a pyschiartist she said that all mental health issues should be taken up with the psychiartist and not her.


Good luck with it all. :D
 
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