We all experience changes in mood — but what if these changes are sudden and last for days instead of hours?

How do you know when your mood changes are a sign of something more?

We created this brief test to help you determine if you have symptoms of bipolar disorder. People with bipolar disorder often experience extreme shifts in their mood — like highs or lows — that can last for weeks or longer.

Instructions

The items below refer to how you’ve felt and behaved over much of your life. If you’ve usually been one way, and have recently changed, your responses should reflect how you have usually been.

In order for the results of this quiz to be most accurate, you should be 18 years or older and have had at least one episode of depression.

This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. If you believe you might have bipolar disorder or another condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional about your symptoms.

Want to know more? You can learn more about bipolar disorder here.