Bipolar Screening Test
Read the following lists.
Put a check mark by each sign that sounds like you now or in the past:
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Signs of mania (ups)
I feel like I'm on top of the world.
I feel powerful. I can do anything I want, nothing can
I have lots of energy.
I don't seem to need much sleep.
I feel restless all the time.
I feel really mad.
I have a lot of sexual energy.
I can't focus on anything for very long.
I sometimes canít stop talking and I talk really fast.
I'm spending lots of money on things I don't need and
Friends tell me that I've been acting differently. They
tell me that I'm starting fights, talking louder, and getting more angry.
Bottom of Form 1
Top of Form 2
Signs of depression (downs)
I am really sad most of the time.
I don't enjoy doing the things I've always enjoyed doing.
I don't sleep well at night and am very restless.
I am always tired. I find it hard to get out of bed.
I don't feel like eating much.
I feel like eating all the time.
I have lots of aches and pains that don't go away.
I have little to no sexual energy.
I find it hard to focus and am very forgetful.
I am mad at everybody and everything.
I feel upset and fearful, but can't figure out why.
I don't feel like talking to people.
I feel like there isn't much point to living, nothing
good is going to happen to me.
I don't like myself very much. I feel bad most of the
I think about death a lot. I even think about how I might
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Top of Form 3
Other signs of bipolar disorder
I go back and forth between feeling really "up" and
feeling really "down."
My ups and downs cause problems at work and at home.
Bottom of Form 3
If you checked several boxes in these lists, call your doctor. Take the lists
to show your doctor. You may need to get a checkup and find out if you have