|1) wishing you were dead, wishing you were killed or thinking about killing yourself? ||YES ||NO |
|2) difficulty falling asleep (>15 minutes) or interruptions of sleep that are not to go to the bathroom or because of environmental reasons or early morning awakening (as if your body is waking up in the morning - but it’s still the middle of the night)?|| ||YES || ||NO |
|3) depressive periods – where there is sadness, withdrawal, helplessness or hopelessness in excess of what might be considered “normal” under the circumstances? ||YES||NO |
|4) anxiety, worrying, or panic that is more frequent, intense or lasts longer than would be considered typical for most people? ||YES ||NO |
|5) your thoughts rapidly jumping from topic to topic (as if your mind is like an engine you can’t slow down or shut off), or your thoughts coming rapidly about one topic where you can’t get the topic out of your mind? (Sometimes this is evident to others as very fast speech, excessive talkativeness, excessive shouting or rapid changing of topics. This can also be experienced as having trouble concentrating, focusing or staying on track.) ||YES ||NO |
|6) quick changes in mood states, where the range of moods may seem wider than that of most people and moods seem to “swing” from one mood state to another? ||YES ||NO |
|7) having a “short fuse”, low frustration threshold, or irritability – like someone who has had too much coffee and tends to overreact when presented with a stimulus? (Sometimes, a person will feel this internally and it will not be evident to outside observers.) ||YES ||NO |
|8) increased “drive” or energy, for example: to shop, have sex, take risks, contact friends by phone or do many more things than usual? ||YES ||NO |
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