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Bipolar Spectrum Test

The bipolar spectrum encompasses a range of bipolar conditions, all pointing to the presence of disorders such as Bipolar I, Bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder. However, there is considerable variation in the type and severity of the symptoms.

This test combines the insights of several prior efforts to research the bipolar spectrum to bring you a single, composite test measuring bipolar occurrences across 10 different domains.

Where do you fall on the bipolar spectrum? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 50

For several days or weeks on end...

I have been physically restless.



The IDRlabs Bipolar Spectrum Test (IDR-BST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-BST is based on the work of Dr. Richard Depue and Dr. Daniel Klein, who created the General Behavior Inventory (GBI). The IDR-BST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs Bipolar Spectrum Test was informed by the GBI’s criteria for bipolar and related disorders, as published in Depue, RA; Kleiman, RM; Davis, P; Hutchinson, M; Krauss, SP (February 1985). "The behavioral high-risk paradigm and bipolar affective disorder, VIII: Serum free cortisol in nonpatient cyclothymic subjects selected by the General Behavior Inventory". The American Journal of Psychiatry. 142 (2): 175–81. Klein, Daniel N.; Dickstein, Susan; Taylor, Ellen B.; Harding, Kathryn (February 1989). "Identifying chronic affective disorders in outpatients: Validation of the General Behavior Inventory". Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 57 (1). Findling, RL; Youngstrom, EA; Danielson, CK; DelPorto-Bedoya, D; Papish-David, R; Townsend, L; Calabrese, JR (February 2002). "Clinical decision-making using the General Behavior Inventory in juvenile bipolarity". Bipolar Disorders. 4(1): 34–42. Youngstrom, Eric A.; Murray, Greg; Johnson, Sheri L.; Findling, Robert L. (1 December 2016). "The 7 Up 7 Down Inventory: A 14-item measure of manic and depressive tendencies carved from the General Behavior Inventory". Psychological Assessment. 25 (4): 1377–1383. Youngstrom, Eric A.; Findling, Robert L.; Danielson, Carla Kmett; Calabrese, Joseph R. (June 2001). "Discriminative validity of parent report of hypomanic and depressive symptoms on the General Behavior Inventory". Psychological Assessment. 13 (2): 267–276.

The work of Dr. Depue and Dr. Klein has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the GBI for clinical use, especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Bipolar Spectrum Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, and their affiliated institutions.

The Bipolar Spectrum Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of the bipolar spectrum and other psychotic disorders. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential condition. Therefore, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online bipolar spectrum test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this condition, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present bipolar spectrum test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This bipolar spectrum test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to elevated energy, elevated mood, depressive episodes, hyperactivity, alcohol/drug use, anxiety, irritability, impulsivity, racing thoughts, and pressured speech.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating bipolar and related disorders as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.