I'd think yes. I mean the doctor dosen't have a device which tells him/her that you're bi-polar. They try to diagnose it by asking many questions and looking at symptoms. You can do that too I guess. Of course you can't perscribe yourself meds but you're probably looking for the alternative route anyway to which I'd say go for it. I mean even if you're not bi-polar you are definitely depressed. I'd try flax seed oil and see what hapends.