Bipolar disorder self-test

Bipolar disorder self-test

Jei
2019-02-25 21:25:08
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Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness marked by extreme mood swings from high to low, and from low to high. 

Highs are periods of mania while lows are periods of depression. The mood swings may even become mixed, so you might feel elated and depressed at the same time. The signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder are varied. Many of these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions, making this condition hard to diagnose. However, once identified, bipolar disorder can be treated.

Take this test to see if you have bipolar disorder symptoms. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

You have periods when you feel high (elated) for no obvious reason.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You get into moods where you feel very low (depressed) for no obvious reason.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You sleep less than 8 hours a day.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You find it hard to leave your comfort zone and keep communication with your family and friends to a minimum.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You talk fast and have difficulty expressing your thoughts. Therefore, people sometimes have a hard time understanding you. Instead of talking to people face to face, you prefer using messengers or email.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You lost interest in the things you used to be passionate about and didn't take up new hobbies or interests.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You tend to do first, and then think. People often describe you as an impulsive, spontaneous person.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

Your appetite has changed. You eat less than you used to or you started to eat uncontrollably.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You're easily distracted and often switch from one task to another. This affects your overall performance in a negative way.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You have long and frequent periods of feeling tired and lifeless.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You're very self-confident when it comes to your abilities. You consider yourself smarter than most people.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You have problems with memory, concentration, and decision-making.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You engage in reckless and risky activities, e.g. sex with a stranger, shopping without any particular purpose, reckless driving, etc.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

From time to time, you realize that your life has no meaning and brings no satisfaction.

Yes, it's true

No, it's not true

You don't have bipolar disorder

Having a few sympthoms of bipolar disorder is absolutely normal. After all, most people have mood swings from time to time. If you have 10 or more sympthoms, you should talk to your doctor. Only a trained medical professional can diagnose this disorder, and diagnosis is key to getting proper treatment. If you ignore the problem, it may develop into a serious neurosis that will affect you entire life.  If any of these sympthoms make you feel nervous or uncomfortable, be sure to make a hormone test. Hormonal problems tend to cause depression and mood swings pretty often. If your hormone levels are fine, you can take the next step and see a therapist or psychoneurologist.  We wish you every happiness!

You should be worried

If you have most of the sympthoms, you have a good reason to worry. On one hand, you may feel extremely restless or impulsive, have a decreased need for sleep, and feel overly happy or “high” for long periods of time. Those are the sympthoms of mania. On the other hand, you may be losing interest in activities that you once enjoyed or having problems with memory, concentration, and decision making. Those are the signs of depression. An important thing to understand here is that a psychological disorder is an illness that needs professional treatment. When you have a toothache, you go to the dentist, right? Don't ignore the problem and don't be afraid to see a specialist to make your life better.   Start with a hormones test. It's not uncommon that hormonal imbalance causes depression and mood swings.  We wish you every happiness!