Get your bipolar online test now for free. Here you will find:
1. Our own expert self-screen for bipolar disorder that you can score immediately, AND
2. Two other bipolar online tests that have been clinically validated and are popular with mental health professionals.
Before taking your bipolar test you MUST understand - no online or test can provide a definite diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Instead, ALL of these tests SCREEN you to see if need an in-person consultation with a psychiatrist.
These online tests are based on reliable and professional bipolar disorder tests in the form of questionnaires on bipolar symptoms have been developed by leading clinicians.
Part of being diagnosed for bipolar is to take this sort of bipolar self-test, whether online or at a psychiatrist's office.
Just remember - this Online Bipolar Test page contains a bipolar self test for screening purposes only. Please see a doctor ASAP if you screen positive!
I cannot stress this enough - NO bipolar disorder test is 100% reliable. There is not (yet) a conclusive physical test such as a blood test or brain scan.
If you screen positive for bipolar disorder, see a board certified psychiatrist ASAP.
I know you are anxious to get to your bipolar online test, but FIRST YOU MUST UNDERSTAND SOME BASICS ABOUT BIPOLAR.
Bipolar is about mood swings, and includes BOTH mania AND depression.
Ask yourself these 3 critical threshold questions on bipolar symptoms first to check you have the UPS AND THE DOWNS that characterize bipolar disorder:
1. Have you had any significant depression that lasted at least 2 weeks and was so severe it made it difficult or impossible to function?
2. Do you experience 'ups' as well as 'downs'?
3. Are your ups 'wired' or 'hyper' - not just happy?
If you answered "YES" to these 3 questions, then answer the questions below about possible bipolar mania quickly but honestly.
|Do you have periods where you are not your usual self and:||Same as usual||More than usual||Much more than usual|
|Stay up late or otherwise skip your usual amount of sleep without feeling tired or sleepy?||
|Spend lots of money, shop a lot (stores or online)?||
|Feel very confident - like you are capable of anything?||
|Have a heightened sex drive (acted on or not)?||
|Have racing thoughts?||
|Interrupt other people a lot or speak much faster than usual or feel a pressure to keep talking?||
|Work extra hard and/or take on lots of projects in a way that seems energizing rather than exhausting?||
|Are suddenly having lots of new ideas, especially ideas you feel are brilliant or original or very significant?||
|Feel more than happy - for example, elated, ecstatic, "over the moon"?||
|Experience large, pronounced and noticeable variations in the quantity or quality of your work?||
|Notice colors seem brighter, or that you are more sensitive to the taste, touch or feel of things?||
|Feel constricted or suffocated by your normal routine with family or work and believe you are too important or special for your life as it is??||
|Gamble, trade stocks, lend or borrow money, feel strongly drawn to new business ventures||
|Preoccupied, strongly identified or even a bit obsessed with certain celebrities, political figures or other "important" people?||
|Have a sense of expansiveness - feeling larger than life, more connected to people and events?||
|Been so hyper that you got in trouble?||
|Quick to anger and/or noticeable irritation?||
|Dress in a more colorful, youthful or sexually provocative way?||
|Very easily distracted “anything and everything” to the extent it was difficult or impossible to focus or get things done?||
|Said or done things that shocked, offended or outraged other people or that caused fights or arguments?||
|Made sudden and impulsive decisions such as giving things away, moving somewhere new or changing jobs?||
|Click the button to score your test:|
Any score of 10 or above indicates the possibility of mania.
The higher the score, the more likely it is you have experienced episodes of mania (Bipolar Type 1) or hypermania (Bipolar Type 2).
This is just the beginning - it is NOT a final diagnosis. Remember, according to the experts:
"Accurately diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is often not a straightforward matter. Many people go 10 years or more before their illness is accurately diagnosed as Bipolar Disorder." (Black Dog Institute)
To recap: There are 3 things your online bipolar test must show for a positive self-screen that suggests the possibility of bipolar disorder:
1. You MUST ALSO have experienced serious depression for at least 2 weeks, AND
2. Scored 10 or higher on the online mania test, AND
3. Your symptoms must have resulted in a significant negative impact in your life such as financial problems, legal troubles, or serious issues in your job or relationships.
If you did screen positive, see a medical expert. You must be diagnosed through an face to face interview and cannot draw any conclusions from a bipolar online test which is a SCREENING TEST ONLY!
(A screening test means it checks for possible symptoms but does NOT provide a diagnosis!)
Stay awhile and visit!
Taking a bipolar online test is just the first step.
You have some important work to do:
1. Learn more about bipolar symptoms.
2. Discover what's involved in a definitive bipolar disorder diagnosis.
3. Get real and get honest. Do you show any bipolar behavior?
A similar bipolar online test is available from The Black Dog Institute, an Australian research institute dedicated to mood disorders.
See their excellent Mood Swings Questionnaire.
They also provide this excellent Fact Sheet on self-testing for bipolar disorder.