The individual I wish to interview would prefer to have their name kept from the record, and wishes their interview to be audio only. This individual has been diagnosed with Bipolar II, a less severe form of the disorder that often has more depressive spells than episodes of mania.
Bipolar Interview Questions
- How old were you when the symptoms began?
- How old were you when diagnosed with bipolar disorder?
- How often did you deal with depressive episodes (that you recognized) prior to diagnosis?
- Did have you been on antidepressants in the past? How did they affect you?
- Has anyone in your family with episodes of mania?
- Do you have a history of attempted suicide?
- Do you or have you thought about abusing substances as a means of coping with the disorder?
- How often, on average, does your mood cycle between mania and depression?
- Does you mood naturally slide more often towards one or the other?
- There are many difficulties in diagnosing this disorder and getting medications adjusted to the proper level. Setbacks and all, would you say you have noticed an improvement since treatment began?