How to measure bipolar depression in pregnancy
If you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, you may be concerned about how your mood will change during your pregnancy.
This article provides tips and advice for you, as well as information about how to take the tests that are used to measure your mental health.
There are some important differences between the two tests, but they are the same basic criteria for a diagnosis of bipolar depression.
These are: Mood changes (e.g. changes in energy, appetite, sleeping patterns) – You need to be in the “normal” range to be considered “bipolar” but you should not be too depressed or anxious about the fact that you are having a normal pregnancy.
If you feel like your moods are “on the edge”, you might need to talk to your GP or midwife about a diagnosis.
The test can also tell you if you have a medical condition that might affect your ability to have a healthy pregnancy.
It is important that you talk to someone who can understand your situation before making a decision about your health.