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Can a school psychologist diagnosis bipolar

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can a school psychologist diagnosis bipolar
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Pamela, LCSW replied 6 years ago.
Hello and thank you for contacting Just Answer: A school psychologist likely has the training to diagnose bipolar disorder, but I would recommend having his neurologist give the definitive diagnosis. If the neurologist is unsure, he/she will likely refer your son to a child psychiatrist. It can be tricky to diagnose bipolar in children as young as 8, but it is possible. A school psychologist should not be giving you any definitive diagnosis, but referring you back to your physician. I hope this is helpful and wish you well,
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