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Old 07-13-2005, 03:36 AM   #1
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Question BP diagnoses?

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.

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Old 07-13-2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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Re: BP diagnoses?

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...
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Re: BP diagnoses?

Thank you both so much for your insightful replies.

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