Bipolar disorder affects millions of people all over the world, including members of the family and friends of these patients. This is one of the most common disorders there are and the number of people diagnosed with this condition is on the rise recent years. Symptoms of bipolar disorder usually include: hopelessness, helplessness, feeling like being a burden to the people who love them, alcohol or drug abuse and suicidal thoughts and talks.
There is no way to diagnose this mental disorder with any physiological test. All there is are several signs and symptoms these patients have and only estimating these symptoms doctors can make proper diagnosis. That’s where bipolar test comes in the game. These serve to determine whether a person actually has been suffering from bipolar disorder or it is something else. Some patients diagnosed with ether depression or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) may be misdiagnosed and suffering from bipolar disorder, so the only way to be sure what is proper diagnosis is to take the test.
Typical bipolar disorder test has certain statements and the patients should either agree or disagree with those. The test usually has two different sheets, with two sets of statements, since bipolar patients suffer from signs and symptoms of both mania and depression.
Signs of Mania in Bipolar Test
Patients are usually asked to agree or disagree with statements such as: I can’t seem to stop talking extremely fast, I feel restless, I feel powerful and have lots of energy, I don’t need much sleep or something like - I can’t be focused on anything for a long time, I have a lot of sexual energy or I am spending a lot of money on different things I can’t afford.
Bipolar Test - Signs of Depression
The other end of bipolar disorder is depression, so these patients also need to fill the part of test describing symptoms of depression. They can agree or disagree with the statements like: I am really sad most of the time, I don't feel like talking to people, I don't sleep well at night and I am very restless, I think about death a lot and have suicidal tendencies. Additionally, patients might be offered to agree or disagree with sentences such as: I don't feel like eating much, I feel like eating all the time or I am mad at everybody and everything and I have little to no sexual energy.