Test for Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depression
This test is meant for educational purposes only and in NOT meant to take the place of a Doctor's diagnosis.
1. Have you ever been in trouble over being so hyper? Or did someone tell you that you were very hyper?
2. Have you had thoughts racing through your head so fast that you were unable to control them? Even to the point of making you feel anxious and nervous?
3. Have you ever been so irritated with someone that you shouted at them and picked an argument, or even a fight?
4. Do you have times when you feel as though you have so much energy you don't know what to do with it all?
5. Have you found yourself doing things that a lot of people would consider foolish? Risky?
6. Are there times when you feel like you have worked yourself to death but haven't accomplished anything?
7. Have you jumped from one chore to another without finishing any of them?
8. Have you went somewhere and spent a lot of money and put your spouse, family, or yourself into financial trouble? Bought outrageous things instead of paying bills?
9. Do you seem to stay irritable rather than feel normal most of the time?
10. Do you do things sometimes that are considered "out of the ordinary" for others, such as calling people at late hours without even realizing what time it is?
11. Do you get so overwhelmed at times that you forget very important things and have to write them down to keep from forgetting?
12. Are there times when you seem to talk constantly and couldn't seem to stop?
13. Are there times when you feel more self confident than usual, full of power? To the point of being unbeatable, even with things you have never done before?
14. Do you seem to have problems with friends, family, and co-workers all the time?
15. Are there times when you are so easily distracted that you cannot seem to stay on track, or concentrate on something you are trying to finish?
16. Do you have uncharacteristically poor judgment?
17. Do you have times when you have very little sleep and realize you didn't need it? And then are there times when you sleep all the time and feel dragged down?
18. Do you constantly seem to be having mood changes, from one extreme to another? For example: Anger, to sadness, to feeling very full of energy?
19. Has your sex drive increased?
20. Do you have times when you have bouts with aggressive behavior that seem to come from nowhere? And then later you have no idea why you did what you did?
If your answer is "yes" to at least half of these questions, you might want to seek a professional opinion. You may have Bipolar Disorder and find life much easier to deal with once you have the proper advice from a physician on diet, exercise, medication, and maybe even a little counseling, or all of these. With the proper care, such as medication, or counseling, or both, you can learn to be the way you used to be. Don't allow Bipolar Disorder to control your life. Do something about it. The first move is yours to make.
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