It’s a common misconception that a test that measures your brain’s ability to think clearly and act logically is a good predictor of whether or not you will develop bipolar disorder.
But it’s actually a very bad predictor.
A recent study in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that in the clinical setting bipolar depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, with nearly one in three patients experiencing it.
A bipolar disorder diagnosis is often made on the basis of a history of severe mood swings, including manic episodes and episodes of depressive or anxious symptoms.
Symptoms that are considered severe include:A lack of interest in social interaction, including social withdrawal, poor social relationships, and avoidance of social situations