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Bipolar Quiz
by Staff
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:

  • schizophrenia
  • 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:

  • manic
  • hyperactive
  • mixed state

The mild form of bipolar disorder is called:

  • anxiety disorder
  • depression
  • cyclothymia

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:

  • hypomaniac
  • manic
  • depressive

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:

  • euphoria
  • seasonal affective disorder
  • psychosis

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
  • antidepressants
  • antipsychotics

When depression and mania occur simultaneously, it's called:

  • seasonal pattern
  • mixed state
  • hypomanic

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
  • neurofeedback

This disorder's symptoms overlap with bipolar disorder.

  • schizophrenia
  • 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
  • Bono
  • Enya

People with bipolar disorder are at risk of going off their medication during this phase:

  • both
  • depressive
  • manic

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