Quiz: Could It Be Bipolar Disorder?

Wondering whether your mood swings, irritability, and depression are signs of bipolar disorder? Take this questionnaire to help you determine whether to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder.

Question 11 of 12
Question 11 of 12
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I go through periods of great optimism and other periods of great pessimism.

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Adapted from the Goldberg Bipolar Spectrum Screening questionnaire (c. 1993) designed to screen for the possibility of bipolar spectrum disorders in individuals 18 or older who have already experienced at least one episode of depression. If you answer yes to a significant number of these questions, consult a licensed mental health practitioner. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. Screener for personal use only.