The set of questions in this bipolar test is only valid if you’re I8 years or older and have also experienced an episode of depression bad enough to have caused problems in the functioning of one or more important aspects of life.

To take the bipolar test, respond to each statement by checking the radio button alongside. The statements make reference to how you’ve behaved and felt throughout most of your life, even if they may have recently changed.

The test is only going to score correctly if all of the questions are answered.

This test is deigned to help, and not replace expert clinical opinion.

The bipolar test is based on the Goldberg Bipolar Spectrum Screening Questionnaire, which was developed by Dr Ivan Goldberg.

Bipolar Test

1. At times I am much more talkative or speak much faster than usual.
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2. There have been times when I was much more active or did many more things than usual.
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3. I get into moods where I feel very speeded up or irritable.
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4. There have been times when I have felt both high (elated) and low (depressed) at the same time.
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5. At times I have been much more interested in sex than usual.
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6. My self-confidence ranges from great self-doubt to equally great overconfidence.
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7. There have been GREAT variations in the quantity or quality of my work.
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8. For no apparent reason I sometimes have been VERY angry or hostile.
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9. I have periods of mental dullness and other periods of very creative thinking.
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10. At times I am greatly interested in being with people and at other times I just want to be left alone with my thoughts.
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11. I have had periods of great optimism and other periods of equally great pessimism.
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12. I have had periods of tearfulness and crying and other times when I laugh and joke excessively.
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Result:

People scoring 15 or less are more than likely experiencing Major Depression.

People who have scores between 16 and 24 could have either major depression or possibly a disorder in the bipolar spectrum.

Individuals with a score of 25 or more have a high likelihood of having a bipolar spectrum disorder.

Bipolar Disorder Self Screening Test Infographic

 

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