Bipolar Questionnaire

Please answer the following questions. For multiple choice questions where only one answer is required, select the answer that describes what happens most often. If you have trouble selecting just one answer, please narrow it down to a couple of possible answers, and then select the one that applies to you the most or most often.

For questions where multiple answers are acceptable, please check as many as apply to your situation.

1) I've noticed an increase in my goal-directed activity, which consists of a great deal of planning or participation in multiple activities -- such as at work, in school, religious or sexual activities.
2) I find that my thoughts race faster in my head than I can express them to others.
3) Despite having no experience or particular talent, I feel like I can do anything I set my mind to, such as inventing something I know very little about or writing a hit single in pop music.
4) I engage in reckless activities -- such as driving, investing in businesses I know nothing about, shopping without any particular purpose or need, or engaging in sex with people I don't really know -- even though I realize these activities may result in very bad consequences for me.
5) Despite getting a lot less sleep than usual, I still feel rested and full of energy.
6) I have trouble following other people's conversations or instructions because I feel distracted by all the other things going on around me.
7) I often feel the need to speak, without regard to interrupting or intruding on to others' conversations, and don't much care if what I say isn't directly relevant to the conversation.
8) I feel like my mood is seriously elevated (like I'm excessively cheerful, high or "feeling on top of the world!") or extremely irritable -- and I have a lot more activity and energy that's present most of the day, every day.
9) I've noticed an increase in my activity that is purposeless and without goals, such as pacing, feeling restless, or trying to dominate multiple conversations with others at the same time.
10) My elevated (or irritable) mood and increased energy has lasted most of the day, every day for:
11) My symptoms cause me significant problems or impairment in my social (like with my friends or family) or work functioning.
12) My symptoms have resulted in a hospitalization.
13) My symptoms are the result of being on drugs or alcohol.
14) I have a problem with sleeping way too much, or trouble with my sleep (such as getting up in the middle of the night and being unable to fall back to sleep).
15) I have thoughts of death. such as wishing not to wake up in the morning, or continuing thoughts of committing suicide.
16) I feel sad, hopeless, or empty most of the day, most days of the week (or others have told me I look sad all the time).
17) I often feel tired and fatigued, even while trying to perform the smallest of tasks or physical activities.
18) I don't enjoy things I used to enjoy or took pleasure in, or like I just don't care anymore.
19) I've had a significant weight gain or weight loss, while not trying to gain or lose weight (such as being on a diet).
20) I can't seem to concentrate on anything, have problems with my memory, or feel easily distracted.
21) I can't stop pacing or sit still -- or I find that my thinking, speech and movements are really much slower than usual (like I'll take a long pause before I can answer a question).
22) I feel worthless every day, or can't stop thinking about past failings and guilt over what I did wrong.
23) These depressive symptoms cause me significant problems or impairment in my social (such as with my friends and family) or work functioning.


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