This bipolar quiz can help tell you if you're experiencing a bipolar episode. The quiz specifically looks for evidence of bipolar mania but not bipolar depression. A quiz for bipolar depression can be found here.
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that should be diagnosed by a doctor and treated as soon as possible. While no quiz for bipolar disorder can make a formal bipolar diagnosis, if the results suggest you're experiencing a manic episode, you should discuss the results of this bipolar quiz with a healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Quiz for Bipolar Disorder Mania
Please indicate whether or not you experience any of the following:
1. I have a decreased need for sleep.
2. I have much more energy than usual.
3. My thinking is speeded up.
4. I feel unusually euphoric and "high."
5. I can't seem to stop talking.
6. I can't keep my mind on one thing--I jump from task to task.
7. I have a heightened interest in sex.
8. I am irritable and short-tempered.
9. I have a close blood relative who has had a serious emotional illness or alcohol abuse.
10. I think about dying or killing myself.
Bipolar Quiz Results
Keep in mind that no online bipolar quiz is definitive. The results of this bipolar disorder quiz should be discussed with a professional if bipolar disorder is suspected.
Add the number of times that you answered "yes" to the test.
If you answered "yes" to question 10, you should seek help immediately, regardless of your answer to any other questions.
Scores between 0 and 4.
Interpretation: These scores generally indicate a normal pattern. However, if the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your daily routine, consult your doctor or a qualified mental health professional. If you answered "yes" to question 10, you should seek help immediately, regardless of your answer to any other questions.
Scores between 5 and 10.
Interpretation: If you experience five or more of these symptoms for longer than two weeks or if the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your daily routine, consult your doctor or a qualified mental health professional. If you answered "yes" to question 10, you should seek help immediately, regardless of your answer to any other questions.
Note that this inventory can only give results based on the limited number of questions asked in the inventory. It cannot account for the truthfulness of the answers, only for the self-reporting of each participant. The interpretations given are for informational and educational purposes only, and do not constitute or substitute for any psychological and medical evaluations performed by a qualified professional, nor for any psychological or medical treatment. If you need psychological or medical evaluation or treatment, immediately consult a qualified professional.
Last Updated: 11 July 2017
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD