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?

People with bipolar disorder often experience extreme shifts in their mood — like highs or lows — that can last for weeks or longer.

This brief, time-saving questionnaire is designed for anyone who thinks they may benefit from an evaluation for bipolar disorder.

The items below will help you determine whether you may need additional help and professional support for the symptoms you’ve been experiencing.

A mental health professional can also help figure out if your issues might be a symptom of bipolar or another mental health condition and recommend treatment if needed.

This online screening is not a definitive tool. It will not conclusively guarantee that you may be diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

However, it can be useful if you’re experiencing symptoms and want to determine if additional help or support from a mental health professional is the right option for you.

Only a trained medical professional, such as a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

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.

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