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February 27, 2024

Am I Bipolar or Depressed Quiz

Kristie Plantinga
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February 27, 2024
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It can be frightening when you begin experiencing intense mood swings, depressive lows, or manic highs. You may feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster that you can't get off, no matter how hard you try.

Many who experience symptoms of bipolar disorder or clinical depression have difficulty getting an accurate diagnosis. Then, after you finally get a diagnosis, you have to develop a treatment plan that works for you. We know how trying this experience can be.

This brief quiz aims to help you gain an understanding of whether you may be exhibiting signs of bipolar disorder or depression. Please note that this quiz is not a substitute for professional support or a medical diagnosis—we encourage you to see this quiz as a starting point for getting better, not the be all or end all for working through your bipolar disorder or depression.

We offer this quiz with the hope that through increased insight and compassionate care, your brightest days are still ahead.

Who is this quiz for?

This quiz is designed for people who want to assess if they're exhibiting signs of depression or bipolar disorder. While it can’t provide a diagnosis or rule out other mental health conditions, it can be a helpful first step in getting the support you need.

This quiz is not meant for people who are currently in crisis. If you or a loved one is in crisis and needs immediate support, please contact 988 or visit your local crisis center or emergency room.

How accurate is this quiz?

At Best Therapists, we believe that online mental health quizzes can be an excellent first step towards improving our mental health. Quizzes like this one can educate you and provide opportunities for self-reflection, but note that they are not a substitute for professional assessments and diagnoses.

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Your privacy is important to us, so all results are completely anonymous and no email is required.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the most common symptoms of depression?

According to Medical News Today, below are some of the most common signs of depression:

  • Sadness, hopelessness, or loss of pleasure in activities
  • Irritability, guilt, or worthlessness
  • Tiredness, fatigue, or feeling slowed down
  • Appetite changes, headaches, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

What are the most common signs of bipolar disorder?

According to Very Well Health, below are some of the most common signs of bipolar disorder:

  • Extreme mood swings between mania or hypomania and depression
  • Mania is characterized by excessive happiness, excitement, irritability, restlessness, agitation, rapid speech, poor judgment, increased energy, less need for sleep, high sex drive, unrealistic goals, or paranoia
  • Depression is characterized by sadness, hopelessness, guilt, worthlessness, loss of interest or pleasure, fatigue, trouble concentrating, sleep problems, appetite changes, or suicidal thoughts
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Written by
Kristie Plantinga

Kristie Plantinga is the founder of Best Therapists. Along with being on the client-side of therapy, Kristie has had the honor of working directly with therapists in her marketing agency for therapists, TherapieSEO. While working alongside therapists, she learned about the inequities in our mental health system that therapists face on a daily basis, and she wanted to do something about it. That’s why Best Therapists is a platform designed to benefit not only therapy-seekers, but therapy providers. Kristie has a Masters degree in Written Communication and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Music.

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Katelyn McMahon
Registered Psychotherapist, VT #097.0134200

Katelyn is a therapist-turned-writer with a passion for mental health. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of England and is a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Vermont. Katelyn has professional experience in aging care, addiction treatment, integrated health care, and private practice settings. She also has lived experience being on the client side of therapy. Currently, Katelyn is a content writer who’s passionate about spreading mental health awareness and helping other therapists and therapy-seekers Do The Work.

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  1. Medical News Today. (2021, July 6). What are signs of mania? Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326769
  2. Franco, K. N. (2022, February 24). What is bipolar disorder? Verywell Health. https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-bipolar-disorder-8430648