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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with bipolar disorder?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Bipolar Disorder? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Bipolar Disorder

Top 10 Questions about Bipolar Disorder

  1. What is bipolar disorder and what causes it?
  2. Are there any symptoms of bipolar disorder that should alert me or a family member to call you?
  3. How can I reach you in an emergency or in a crisis situation?
  4. What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?
  5. What are my treatment options for bipolar disorder?
  6. What should I do if my bipolar disorder symptoms get worse or I have another manic episode?
  7. What support groups or services are available to help me and my family deal with my bipolar disorder?
  8. What can I expect from my bipolar disorder medication and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What might happen if I stop taking my bipolar disorder medication?
  10. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  1. What is bipolar disorder and what causes it?
  2. Is bipolar disorder curable or controllable?
  3. What are common triggers for mania or depression and how can I recognize when my mood is shifting?
  4. How will bipolar disorder affect my daily life and long-term health?
  5. What types of healthcare providers, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, do I need to see and when?
  6. Are there any symptoms of bipolar disorder that should alert me or a family member to call you?
  7. How can I reach you in an emergency or in a crisis situation?
  8. What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?
  9. Could my bipolar disorder symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  10. How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?
  11. Can my primary care doctor diagnose bipolar disorder or will I need to see a specialist?
  12. How will you know which type of bipolar disorder I have?
  13. What are my treatment options for bipolar disorder?
  14. What should I do if my bipolar disorder symptoms get worse or I have another manic episode?
  15. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my bipolar disorder?
  16. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  17. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  18. What support groups or services are available to help me and my family deal with my bipolar disorder?
  19. How can my family and friends support my treatment for bipolar disorder?
  20. What can I expect from my bipolar disorder medication and how long will it take to start working?
  21. How long will I need to take my bipolar disorder medication?
  22. If I'm feeling good during a manic episode, do I still need to take my medication?
  23. What might happen if I stop taking my bipolar disorder medication?
  24. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  25. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my bipolar disorder medication?