If someone is diagnosed as BP, and someone else thinks it is a mis diagnoses is there any physical way to confirm the diagnoses...such as an MRI or anything? Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but I was wondering. TY for any insight.
Unfortunately, no. The field of neuropsychiatry hasn't advanced that far yet to have a test to prove whether a person has a mental illness or not. PET scans can show increased activity in certain areas of the brain and MRI's might show abnormalities associated with the disease, but there's no sure-fire way as of yet to officially diagnose someone with a psychiatric disorder. Maybe some day...
"Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal,' must necessarily be 'inferior.'"