bipolar disorder severity Hello ASWB exam preppers. Here's a free question--one that didn't make the cut to be included in our full-length practice, since it's a little too simple and info-based. See how you do.

The typical age of onset for bipolar disorder is:

A. Mid-40s.
B. Mid-20s.
C. The teenage years.
D. Early childhood.

What do you think? Experience may be a guide here. When did your clients first report bipolar symptoms? Is it a pervasive, lifelong disorder or something that can emerge later? If later, when do most late-emerging mental health disorders emerge? Early childhood's too early. Mid-40s? Too late. That leaves two best answers.  Teens or 20s.

So which is it?

The answer: Although bipolar disorder can be diagnosed in adolescence or even childhood, the average age of onset is 25. So B is the correct answer.

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Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

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January 23, 2019
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