Bipolar Disorder Assessment

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Bipolar Disorder Assessment

Those suffering from bipolar disorder have alternating episodes of mania and depression. Bipolar II does not involve episodes of severe mania. Instead, it consists of depression and less extreme episodes of hypomania. Both Bipolar I disorders and Bipolar II disorders are serious mental illnesses that should be treated medically. However, bipolar disorders are commonly misdiagnosed, especially in adolescents. Do you truly have a bipolar disorder, or are you just moody? Disclaimer: Due to the inevitable personal bias of conducting a self-examination, this assessment should not act as a diagnosis. If the quiz labels bipolar, don't take it to heart, but perhaps consult a psychologist for a professional analysis.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've felt hopeless about the future?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 2. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've thought seriously about suicide or self mutilation?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've had trouble enjoying things you once found enjoyable? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've felt inexplicably weak or tired?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've overeaten or undereaten (not due to other medical reasons)? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've blamed yourself for most situations? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've needed practically no sleep?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've felt easily distracted, fidgety, and hyperalert? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've felt on top of the world? Do not confuse this with normal happiness. Do you feel capable of practically anything and consequently overload you schedule? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when your overconfidence has caused you to attempt dangerous stunts? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    Have there been lengthy periods of time (at least two weeks) when you've been extremely talkative and acted obnoxiously? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No