The goal of our Bipolar Disorder self-test is not to provide a definitive answer as to whether you or someone you care about has a clinical diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Rather, it is an opportunity to raise your awareness about how mood swings may be impacting aspects of your life, or the life of someone you care about.
As you read each of the following statements take your time to think about the answer, then click on the button if you believe it applies to you. Only you will be seeing the results of this self-test so take the opportunity to be completely honest with yourself.
The key characteristic of Bipolar Disorder is the experience of mood swings where there is a period of time where you experience the “downs” or depressed mood symptoms, alternating with the “ups” or elevated mood symptoms. These mood cycles can vary in duration, and length of time between episodes. There can often be periods of normal mood in between the depressed and elevated mood cycles.
South Pacific Private offers free confidential assessments if you wish to discuss the results of your test. Please call us 24/7 on 1800 063 332.
PART A: Depressive Mood Systems
Have you experienced an episode where you have had some of these symptoms for a period of at least two weeks:
PART B: Elevated Mood Symptoms
Have you experienced an episode where you have felt more "wired" or "hyper" than you would normally when you are happy, and had some of these symptoms for a period of time:
The goal of our self-tests is not to provide you with a diagnosis for yourself or for someone you care about. Instead, they are an opportunity for you to better understand how a behaviour might be impacting upon your life or the life of your family. Use these tests to enhance your awareness of what the problem might be. These tests should be answered honestly in order to provide accurate insight and are a chance for you to reflect upon the current situation.