Childhood Bipolar Questionnaire:
Please circle any arrow that fits your child.
⇒ Difficulties in infancy (such as being overactive in the womb, reduced need for sleep).
⇒ Separation anxiety (as if the child was still attached to the umbilical cord)
⇒ Precociousness (doing everything early, with extra enthusiasm, "early adults")
⇒ Night terrors (not just bad dreams but vivid bloody. Not waking up just before being stabbed, but actually witnessing the blood, guts and gore, mutilation)
⇒ Fear of death and annihilation
⇒ Oppositional behavior (first reaction is "no," deliberately breaking rules)
⇒ Rapid cycling (definite cycles sometimes in days, sometimes within the day between high energy and depressed)
⇒ Oversensitive to stimulation (colors, noises, clothes intolerance - especially collars, labels, and things that don't feel right)
⇒ Out of sync (unable to adapt to changes or "go with the flow")
⇒ Problems with peers
⇒ Temperature regulation problems (including taking clothes off because of heat intolerance)
⇒ Craving carbohydrates and sweets
⇒ Bed-wetting and soiling
⇒ Abrupt onset of "excessive" and/or inappropriate "happiness"
⇒ Increased sexuality (sexually inappropriate behavior - particularly for age)
⇒ Hallucinations (hearing voices, seeing things that aren't there)
⇒ Suicidal thoughts
⇒ Breaking things out of anger.
⇒ Sadistic impulses (wanting to see others hurt)
⇒ Staying angry for hours
⇒ Extraordinary speaking and artistic skills.
⇒ Having no memory of tantrum
⇒ "Regression" when angry (baby like, disorganized thinking and language, etc.)
⇒ Raging when told "no"
⇒ Morning irritability
⇒ Morning fuzziness
⇒ Morning physical symptoms (like headaches and tummy aches)
⇒ Being a bully
⇒ Depression a major symptom
⇒ Intentional misbehavior
⇒ Deliberately seeking risk
⇒ Neglect of normal hygiene or grooming
⇒ Inappropriate humor
⇒ Racing thoughts
⇒ Threats of hostile behavior
⇒ Inability to hold a normal conversation
⇒ Extreme persistence towards accomplishing tasks
⇒ Head banging