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All three biogenic amines have a large body of evidence supporting their roles in mood regulation, although ongoing research is investigating the role of various other neurotransmitters in bipolar disorder as well. Where does the evidence come from? Basically, the evidence stems from four sources: primarily from our understanding of the biological and clinical effects of various psychoactive agents on the brain; secondarily from postmortem human studies; thirdly, from experimentation with animal models; and finally, from newer imaging studies that allow mapping of neurotransmitter systems throughout the brain.
Although there are no tests or procedures to diagnose bipolar disorder, in certain circumstances tests may be ordered in addition to a request for physical examination in order to rule out any general medical conditions as a cause for the psychiatric symptoms. qxd 10/18/06 2:32 PM Page 33 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BIPOLAR (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE) DISORDER Diagnosis want to obtain collateral information from family members. Based upon the symptoms, history, and mental status, a specific diagnosis can be made.
These constant mood fluctuations are very tiring and distressing and take a real toll on me emotionally. 12. How is bipolar disorder diagnosed? Mental status snapshot portrait of one’s cognitive and emotional functioning at a particular point in time. It is always included as part of a psychiatric examination. 32 Bipolar disorder is diagnosed as part of a complete psychiatric or other mental health evaluation. The evaluation includes a review of current and past symptoms, psychiatric and medical history, family history, social history, and substance-use history.