I just took a "Goldberg Bipolar
Spectrum Screening Questionnaire" and I scored 39. This is significantly higher than the "25 or higher" which was stated, so I assume this is statistically significant. I'd like to know, however, how significant. Am I one sigma above the mean? or three sigma? How many people in the population would get a 39 or higher? I guess that's a tough question since "having had a major depressive episode" is a criterion to be conditioned upon before taking the test. Maybe this isn't known, also, since not everyone is open to participating in mental health.
Part of the reason I'm asking is that I'm worried about going to a professional. A psychiatrist in private practice has a monetary incentive to say that his/her patients have various things at least in borderline cases. I fear that incentive might impair their judgment. Please forgive me for making such a grave accusation against your entire profession. But since I'm not paying you very much ($25 barely counts), I trust you much more.
Also, I should note that I was medicated for being a sex addict from age 26 until the present, with some interruptions. I took Naltrexone for a while, and after a long gap did
Propecia instead. While most people find that Propecia cures baldness with the unfortunate side effect of causing a reduced sex drive... for me, it has the reduction in sex drive as the major affect, and reducing my hair loss as a happy coincidence.
How much does having one condition already make it easier/harder to treat the bipolar disorder? I also am relatively sure that I have hypergraphia.