Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes individuals to alternate between episodes of mania and depression. There are two types of bipolar disorder: bipolar I and bipolar II. Bipolar I is associated with severe manic episodes, while bipolar II is typically characterized by hypomania. People living with bipolar II tend to experience less severe symptoms than those with bipolar I.
Could you or someone you know be one of the 3 percent of Americans that have a bipolar disorder? If you suspect that you or a loved one is exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, take a self-assessment.
Assessing Your Risk of Bipolar Disorder
While these assessments can help you evaluate the likelihood of having a mental health disorder, they are not official diagnoses. Only mental health professionals can diagnose a mental health disorder. Discuss the results of these quizzes with a physician to determine if treatment is necessary.