There is no medical test for bipolar. Instead your GP or psychiatrist will usually complete an assessment focusing on your mood swings.

They will ask questions about your family history and background, your sleeping pattern, your diet and your behaviour.

They may also take notes about when you first experienced symptoms. All this information is relevant to help make an informed diagnosis.

If you think you have bipolar symptoms it is good to keep a mood diary to take to a consultation with your doctor to show patterns of mood over time

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