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Could I Be Autistic and Bipolar?

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I was diagnosed with Bipolar, I always wondered if I was Autistic, so I took a quiz and it showed that I am likely on the spectrum is it possible to be both bipolar and autistic?

Could I Be Autistic and Bipolar?

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Thank you for asking this. The quizzes are general guidelines to help identify concerns rather than diagnostic tools. It’s possible to have concomitant disorders, but rather than rely on any self-quiz you would want to make an appointment with a qualified psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. These professionals can make an accurate diagnosis and offer treatment options.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Could I Be Autistic and Bipolar?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Could I Be Autistic and Bipolar?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 23, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2014/09/19/could-i-be-autistic-and-bipolar/
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