Your Results:

You meet the diagnostic criteria for Severe Bipolar disorder.

Based upon your responses to this bipolar screening test, you appear to be suffering from severe symptoms associated with a bipolar disorder. People who have answered similarly to you typically qualify for a diagnosis of Bipolar disorder and have sought professional treatment for this disorder. However, you wouldn't ordinarily meet the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder given the symptoms you've checked off. You appear to also suffer from depressive episodes as a part of your disorder. You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort, or a recommendation for treatment. However, it would likely be beneficial for you to seek further diagnosis from a trained mental health professional. You've stated that your manic symptoms were the result of being on drugs or alcohol. Generally, a person would not qualify for a bipolar disorder diagnosis if this were the case, so the above narrative may not apply to you.

Screening quizzes are not diagnostic tests, nor can they provide you with a diagnosis. The only person who can provide you with a diagnosis is a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health care professional. It is generally not beneficial for you to identify a diagnosis ahead of time, and then go to a doctor telling them you believe you have that diagnosis. Instead, we encourage you to identify symptoms of concern to your doctor that are having a significant impact in your daily life. A valid and reliable diagnosis can only be made in partnership with your doctor or mental health professional.

We believe in the importance of screening quizzes because they help in the effort to reduce the stigma, prejudice and discrimination people who have mental health concerns often suffer in silence, because others believe their symptoms aren’t “real.” Mental disorders are real and screening quizzes help identify serious, life-changing symptoms of concern in people who might not otherwise consult with a mental health professional.