Bipolar disorderDiagnosis

If your GP thinks you may have bipolar disorder, they'll usually refer you to a psychiatrist, a doctor who specialises in mental health problems.


Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings.


The main symptoms of bipolar disorder are episodes of extreme highs and lows, which can last for several weeks.


Treatments for bipolar disorder include medicines and talking therapies.

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