Use this brief, time-saving questionnaire to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder symptoms include switching between phases with feelings of mania and feelings of depression over time and can readily be treated with medications and psychotherapy.


The items below refer to how you have felt and behaved over much of your life. If you have 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 or older and have had at least one episode of depression.


I am a year old / /

1. At times I am much more talkative or speak much faster than usual.

2. There have been times when I was much more active or did many more things than usual.

3. I get into moods where I feel very ‘speeded-up’ or irritable.

4. There have been times when I have felt both high (elated) and low (depressed) at the same time.

5. I have been much more interested in sex than usual.

6. My self-confidence ranges from great self-doubt to equally great overconfidence.


Copyright 1993 Ivan Goldberg. All rights reserved. Adopted from the printed edition of the Goldberg Bipolar Screening Inventory for electronic distribution. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Used here with permission.