If you have come to this page, chances are you are wondering if you or someone you love might be suffering from a mood disorder. Start with this video.
There is no reliable medical test to determine if someone has a treatable mood disorder. We do however, have checklists of symptoms that you can compare yourself to. If you or your loved one answer yes to several of the listed questions, you may have the disorder. Don’t let this discourage you! All of these disorders are treatable through both medication and counseling. There is hope, but the journey starts by knowing the truth.
If you have many of these symptoms, then you should take the list of your symptoms to your doctor and discuss your situation with him. Only he can tell you if you have a mood disorder that can be treated.
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To do the self test, simply click on a problem below. You will find a symptom list and a quick description of the illness.
These checklists are adapted from:
The American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition.
Washington, D.C. American Psychiatric Association, 1994
Mood disorder self tests
Depression -self test
Anxiety -self test
Mood Swings, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) -self test
Schizophrenia -self test
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) -self test
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) -self test
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These tests are for informational purposes only. They are not a diagnosis.
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