Re: Can a general practitioner diagnose?
A GP can DX but honestly for BiPolar it's not the best recommendation. GP's are notorious for sticking BiPolar patients on anti-depressants, which generally tend to make us worse instead of better. I don't think they do it with the intention of doing us harm, I think they just aren't trained to understand the nature of the disease, like a pdoc is. Ask your GP for help in finding a pdoc, see if she can refer you to one that might have an opening.