Black Dog Institute: Bipolar Self-Test
Only if you answer ‘yes’ to the first three questions should you continue on with the checklist.
Question 1:

Have you had episodes of clinical depression – involving a period of at least 2 weeks where you were significantly depressed and unable to work or only able to work with difficulty – and had at least 4 of the following:

Loss of interest and pleasure in most things
Appetite or weight change
Sleep disturbance
Physical slowing or agitation
Fatigue or low energy
Feeling hopeless and helpless
Poor concentration
Suicidal thoughts

If yes, proceed.
Question 2:

Do you have times when your mood ‘cycles’, that is, do you experience ‘ups’ as well as depressive episodes?

If yes, proceed.
Question 3:

During the ‘ups’ do you feel more ‘wired’ and ‘hyper’ than you would experience during times of normal happiness?PROCEED TO CHECKLIST