When I was finally coming out of the dark and no longer in denial about my mental health problems, I searched the internet high and low for any information I could educate myself with. I feel like all of us should educate ourselves about mental health…even more so, those living with mental health problems should learn as much as they can. Knowledge is power.
I came across a couple of quizzes that are NOT meant to take the place of seeing a doctor, but if anyone is questioning whether they are inflicted with any type of mood/personality disorders, these quizzes can give you an idea of whether your suspicions are correct and hopefully motivate you to see a Psychiatrist/Psychologist to properly address the situation.
Here is a link to a Personality Disorder Test. Sponsored by 4degreez.com. A personality disorder is basically a set of traits that combine to negatively affect your life. They have a wide range of causes and some are easier to treat than others. This test is set up to look for the ten recognized personality disorders which are Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive. This quiz is a bit lengthy but go through each question slowly and put some thought into your answers. After you complete the quiz, it will show you the results based on your answers. Do not be alarmed if the quiz shows you have any traits of these personality disorders… instead, use it as a tool and see a doctor about your concerns.
Again, these tests DO NOT REPLACE A DIAGNOSIS FROM A DOCTOR. Simply use it as a tool.
The second quiz is for Bipolar disorder (aka Manic Depression).
This quiz is shorter, and again, at the end it will give you the results.
If the results of the quizzes give you some insight to possibly having a mood or personality disorder, make an appointment with your Doctor to get formal testing.
These quizzes are just to give you insight…they do not replace seeing your Doctor.
- A Little Info about Bipolar Disorder (bipolarmuse.com)
- Bipolar Disorder: The Blessing and Curse of Loving Someone Who Is Manic-Depressive (psychologytoday.com)