Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder characterized by mood swings, ranging from the lows of depressions to the highs of mania. Many famous people have had it. Find out what you know about bipolar disorder with this quiz.
A term previously used for bipolar disorder is:
- manic depression
- obsessive-compulsive disorder
This actress, married to actor Michael Douglas, went public about her bipolar disorder in 2011.
- Meg Ryan
- Annette Bening
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
Symptoms of bipolar disorder typically begin to appear at what age?
- early teens
- early 20s
- early 30s
The overly excited or overly joyful state in bipolar disorder is called:
- mixed state
The mild form of bipolar disorder is called:
- anxiety disorder
The severe form of bipolar disorder is known as:
- hypo-mania bipolar disorder
- rapid-cycling bipolar disorder
- manic-depressive bipolar disorder
People with bipolar disorder are more likely to seek help during this phase:
Historians now believe this famed artist suffered from bipolar disorder.
- Vincent van Gogh
- Salvador Dali
- Pablo Picasso
Severe episodes of mania or depression can result in:
- seasonal affective disorder
What percentage of people with bipolar disorder also have a family member with a mood disorder?
- 70 percent
- 25 percent
- 50 percent
The typical first medication choice to treat bipolar disorder is:
- mood stabilizers
When depression and mania occur simultaneously, it's called:
- seasonal pattern
- mixed state
A 2001 documentary about this blonde bombshell revealed she had bipolar disorder.
- Jayne Mansfield
- Anna Nicole Smith
- Marilyn Monroe
This type of therapy can help people with bipolar disorder help change their negative thought patterns.
- cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- electroconvulsive therapy
This disorder's symptoms overlap with bipolar disorder.
- attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- dissociative identity disorder
This Irish pop star of the '80s and '90s went public with an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder after a suicide attempt.
- Sinead O'Connor
People with bipolar disorder are at risk of going off their medication during this phase:
Manic or mixed episodes lasting at least seven days, or those so severe they require hospitalization, fall into this type of bipolar disorder:
- Bipolar II disorder
- Bipolar I disorder
- Cyclothymic disorder
Recently, doctors are also prescribing "atypical antipsychotics" for bipolar disorder. One of the biggest side effects of these medications is:
- significant weight gain
- teeth grinding
- blurred vision
This actress from a famous sci-fi film said she once hacked off her hair during a manic episode.
- Linda Hamilton
- Carrie Fisher
- Natalie Portman