Most people experience mood changes in certain situations, but some have more severe fluctuations that affect their judgement and behaviour. This is referred to as bipolar affective disorder. It is a chronic (long-term) condition that’s more common in men than women and typically develops in teenagers and young adults but can occur at any stage in life. You experience both extreme highs (mania and hypomania) and extreme lows (depression). These intense mood swings can last from a few days, weeks to several months. It can leave you feeling low, lonely and isolated or elated, overactive, irrational and potentially damaging your self-esteem and interpersonal relationships.
The statements below require honesty in order to achieve the most accurate results. Tick the most appropriate response to each individual statement. This short test could help set you on your path to recovery from Bipolar affective disorder.
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