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Affective Lability Scale

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Clinical Assessments
Emotions
12/09/2016
als01
10/17/2022
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Query Element Name Data Type Size Required Description Value Range Notes Aliases
subjectkey GUID Required The NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subject NDAR*
src_subject_id String 20 Required Subject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_date Date Required Date on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYY date_bis
interview_age Integer Required Age in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging. 0 :: 1260 Age is rounded to chronological month. If the research participant is 15-days-old at time of interview, the appropriate value would be 0 months. If the participant is 16-days-old, the value would be 1 month.
sex String 20 Required Sex of subject at birth M;F; O; NR M = Male; F = Female; O=Other; NR = Not reported gender
Query als1 Integer Recommended My sleeping patterns shift from times when I sleep perfectly well to times when I have insomnia and can't sleep well at all.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q1
Query als2 Integer Recommended There are times when I feel very restless and then shortly afterwards I will not feel very restless at all.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q2
Query als3 Integer Recommended There are times when I am so nervous that I feel light-headed and/or dizzy and then soon afterwards I feel so sad that I have difficulty getting motivated to do anything.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q3
Query als4 Integer Recommended I frequently shift back and forth between worrying more than other people and not worrying much more than anyone else.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q4
Query als5 Integer Recommended At times I feel just as relaxed as everyone else and then within minutes I become so nervous that I feel light-headed and dizzy.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q5
Query als6 Integer Recommended There are times when I get very involved in activities which later I regret and quickly lose interest in.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q6
Query als7 Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between being more talkative than usual and having only a normal amount of interest in talking.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q7
Query als8 Integer Recommended There are times when I have very little energy and then soon afterwards I have about the same energy level as most people.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q8
Query als9 Integer Recommended I find that my enjoyment in my daily activities frequently changes from times when I enjoy these daily activities to other times when I couldn't care less about these activities.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q9
Query als10 Integer Recommended There are times when all I can think about is how worthless I am and then very soon afterwards all I can think about are the things that I am worried about.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q10
Query als11 Integer Recommended My sleeping habits frequently shift from times when I could sleep all day long to times when I do not have much of a need to sleep at all.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q11
Query als12 Integer Recommended One minute I can be feeling O.K. and the next minute I am tense, jittery, and nervous.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q12
Query als13 Integer Recommended Sometimes I feel guilty about things and then they suddenly stop bothering me.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q13
Query als14 Integer Recommended I frequently switch from being able to control my temper very well to not being able to control it very well at all.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q14
Query als15 Integer Recommended It's very common for me to be extremely angry about something and then to suddenly feel like my normal self.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q15
Query als16 Integer Recommended Many times I feel very nervous and tense and then I suddenly feel very sad and down.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q16
Query als17 Integer Recommended Sometimes I go from feeling extremely anxious about something to feeling very down about it.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q17
Query als18 Integer Recommended My mood shifts rapidly from times when I feel about average to times when I could laugh and joke all day long.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q18
Query als19 Integer Recommended There are times when I feel moderately optimistic about the future and then shortly afterwards I feel quite pessimistic about the future and what it will bring.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q19
Query als20 Integer Recommended I shift back and forth from feeling perfectly calm to feeling uptight and nervous.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q20
Query als21 Integer Recommended There are times when I feel perfectly calm one minute and then the next minute the least little thing makes me furios.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q21
Query als22 Integer Recommended I shift back and forth between feeling depressed and "down in the dumps" to feeling "on edge" and irritable.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q22
Query als23 Integer Recommended Frequently, I will be feeling O.K. but then I suddenly get so mad that I could hit something.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q23
Query als24 Integer Recommended I shift back and forth between having a great deal of interest in sexual activities and having very little or no interest in sex.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q24
Query als25 Integer Recommended Sometimes I can think clearly and concentrate well one minute and then the next minute i have a great deal of difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q25
Query als26 Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between being able to sleep perfectly well and being so nervous that I can hardly sleep at all.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q26
Query als27 Integer Recommended I switch back and forth from wanting to be with lots of people to wanting to socialize to the same degree as most other people.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q27
Query als28 Integer Recommended There are times when I have felt "on edge" and irritable and other times shortly afterwards when I have felt comfortable and relaxed.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q28
Query als29 Integer Recommended Sometimes I feel depressed one minute and then I shift to feeling elated the next minute.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q29
Query als30 Integer Recommended There are times when I feel extremely worthless and then suddenly I will start feeling wonderful about myself and my accomplishments.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q30
Query als31 Integer Recommended Sometimes I find myself feeling perfectly O.K. one minute and then the next minute I'll be crying.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q31
Query als32 Integer Recommended My level of optimism shifts frequently from times when I am extremely optimistic to times when I have about the same level of optimism as everyone else.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q32
Query als33 Integer Recommended There are times when I am so mad that I can barely stop yelling and other times shortly afterwards when I wouldn't think of yelling at all.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q33
Query als34 Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between being extremely energetic and having so little energy that it's a huge effort just to get where I'm going.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q34
Query als35 Integer Recommended My mood frequently shifts from feeling O.K. to feeling extremely happy and "on top of the world.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q35
Query als36 Integer Recommended There are times when I feel absolutely wonderful about myself but soon afterwards I often feel that I am just about the same as everyone else.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q36
Query als37 Integer Recommended I shift back and forth between worrying about many things and having very little interest in almost anything
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q37
Query als38 Integer Recommended Sometimes I feel so sad that all I want to do is sleep but then soon afterwards I might feel so nervous that I can hardly sleep at all.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q38
Query als39 Integer Recommended My productivity level frequently shifts from times when I am no more productive than anyone else to times when I feel extremely productive.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q39
Query als40 Integer Recommended My appetite frequently changes from times when it's either increased or descreased to times when it's perfectly normal.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q40
Query als41 Integer Recommended There are times when I am so mad that my heart starts pounding and/or I start shaking and then shortly afterwards I feel quite relaxed.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q41
Query als42 Integer Recommended I shift back and forth between being very unproductive and being just as productive as everyone else.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q42
Query als43 Integer Recommended Sometimes I feel extremely energetic one minute and then the next minute I might have so little energy that I can barely do a thing.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q43
Query als44 Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between feeling perfectly calm and feeling some or all of the following: my heart pounding or racing, an upset stomach, difficulty breathing.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q44
Query als45 Integer Recommended There are times when I have more energy than usual and more than most people and then soon afterwards I have about the same level as everyone else.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q45
Query als46 Integer Recommended At times I feel that I'm doing everything at a very slow pace but then soon afterwards I feel that I'm no more slowed down than anyone else.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q46
Query als47 Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between thinking unusually clearly and very creatively to thinking no more creatively and clearly than anyone else.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q47
Query als48 Integer Recommended My sleeping patterns frequently shift from times when I have difficulty falling asleep to times when I don't have much of a desire to sleep at all.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q48
Query als49 Integer Recommended At times I have difficulty thinking or concentrating but then soon afterwards I think a lot about all of the things that I'm worried about.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q49
Query als50 Integer Recommended There have been many times when I've been so mad that I "snap" at people all day long but then soon afterwards I have a lot more tolerance for people.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q50
Query als51 Integer Recommended There are times when I love being with lots of people but then soon afterwards I prefer to be alone and not see anyone.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q51
Query als52 Integer Recommended My level of interest in sex seems to change frequently and quickly; I'll have a great deal of interest in sex one minute and then the next minute my level of sexual interest is about the same as everyone else's.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q52
Query als53 Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between hardly needing much sleep at all and requiring about the same amount of sleep as most people.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q53
Query als54 Integer Recommended My preference for social activity shifts back and forth between times when I enjoy people and times when I'd prefer to be by myself and not see anyone.
0 :: 3
0= Very uncharacteristic of me, extremely undescriptive; 1=Rather uncharacteristic of me, quite undescriptive; 2=Rather characteristic of me, quite descriptive; 3= Very characteristic of me, extremely descriptive q54
comments String 4,000 Recommended Comments about assessment miscnote, notes
Query als_depr Float Recommended Depression (variation between normal mood and depression) rating
Query als_el Float Recommended Elation (variation between normal mood and elation) rating
Query als_anx Float Recommended Anxiety (variation between normal mood and anxiety) rating
Query als_ang Float Recommended Anger (variation between normal mood and anger) rating
Query als_bp Float Recommended Bipolarity (variation between anxiety and depression) rating
Query als_de Float Recommended Depression/Elation (variation between depression and elation) rating
Query als_glob Float Recommended Global score of mood variation
Query bsimo Float Recommended Months from Time 0 to assessment monfol
respondent String 20 Recommended Respondent Mother;Father;Parent;Guardian;Teacher;Child;Self;Caregiver;Partner;Other
Query visit String 60 Recommended Visit name
als_sf_total Integer Recommended ALS-SF Total Score sum of the response to all elements
als_sf_a Integer Recommended ALS-SF Anger sum sum of ALS_SF_4, ALS_SF_8, ALS_SF_9, ALS_SF_11, ALS_SF_14
als_sf_de Integer Recommended ALS-SF Depression/Elation sum sum of ALS_SF_2, ALS_SF_10, ALS_SF_12, ALS_SF_13, ALS_SF_15, ALS_SF_16, ALS_SF_17, ALS_SF_18
als_sf_ad Integer Recommended ALS-SF Anxiety/Depression sum sum of ALS_SF_1, ALS_SF_3, ALS_SF_5, ALS_SF_6, ALS_SF_7
session_time Integer Recommended Pretreatment, mid-treatment, post-treatment 1::4 1 = pre-treatment; 2 = mid-treatment; 3 = post-treatment; 4 = follow-up
als8_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I have very little energy and then soon afterwards I have about the same energy level as most people. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als9_6pt Integer Recommended I find that my enjoyment in my daily activities frequently changes from times when I enjoy these daily activities to other times when I couldn't care less about these activities. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als10_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when all I can think about is how worthless I am and then very soon afterwards all I can think about are the things that I am worried about. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als11_6pt Integer Recommended My sleeping habits frequently shift from times when I could sleep all day long to times when I do not have much of a need to sleep at all. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als12_6pt Integer Recommended One minute I can be feeling O.K. and the next minute I am tense, jittery, and nervous. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als13_6pt Integer Recommended Sometimes I feel guilty about things and then they suddenly stop bothering me. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als14_6pt Integer Recommended I frequently switch from being able to control my temper very well to not being able to control it very well at all. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als15_6pt Integer Recommended It's very common for me to be extremely angry about something and then to suddenly feel like my normal self. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als16_6pt Integer Recommended Many times I feel very nervous and tense and then I suddenly feel very sad and down. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als17_6pt Integer Recommended Sometimes I go from feeling extremely anxious about something to feeling very down about it. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als18_6pt Integer Recommended My mood shifts rapidly from times when I feel about average to times when I could laugh and joke all day long. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als19_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I feel moderately optimistic about the future and then shortly afterwards I feel quite pessimistic about the future and what it will bring. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als20_6pt Integer Recommended I shift back and forth from feeling perfectly calm to feeling uptight and nervous. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als21_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I feel perfectly calm one minute and then the next minute the least little thing makes me furios. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als22_6pt Integer Recommended I shift back and forth between feeling depressed and ''down in the dumps'' to feeling ''on edge'' and irritable. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als23_6pt Integer Recommended Frequently, I will be feeling O.K. but then I suddenly get so mad that I could hit something. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als24_6pt Integer Recommended I shift back and forth between having a great deal of interest in sexual activities and having very little or no interest in sex. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als25_6pt Integer Recommended Sometimes I can think clearly and concentrate well one minute and then the next minute i have a great deal of difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als26_6pt Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between being able to sleep perfectly well and being so nervous that I can hardly sleep at all. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als27_6pt Integer Recommended I switch back and forth from wanting to be with lots of people to wanting to socialize to the same degree as most other people. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als1_6pt Integer Recommended My sleeping patterns shift from times when I sleep perfectly well to times when I have insomnia and can't sleep well at all. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als28_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I have felt ''on edge'' and irritable and other times shortly afterwards when I have felt comfortable and relaxed. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als29_6pt Integer Recommended Sometimes I feel depressed one minute and then I shift to feeling elated the next minute. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als30_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I feel extremely worthless and then suddenly I will start feeling wonderful about myself and my accomplishments. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als31_6pt Integer Recommended Sometimes I find myself feeling perfectly O.K. one minute and then the next minute I'll be crying. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als32_6pt Integer Recommended My level of optimism shifts frequently from times when I am extremely optimistic to times when I have about the same level of optimism as everyone else. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als33_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I am so mad that I can barely stop yelling and other times shortly afterwards when I wouldn't think of yelling at all. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als34_6pt Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between being extremely energetic and having so little energy that it's a huge effort just to get where I'm going. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als35_6pt Integer Recommended My mood frequently shifts from feeling O.K. to feeling extremely happy and ''on top of the world.'' 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als36_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I feel absolutely wonderful about myself but soon afterwards I often feel that I am just about the same as everyone else. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als37_6pt Integer Recommended I shift back and forth between worrying about many things and having very little interest in almost anything 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als2_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I feel very restless and then shortly afterwards I will not feel very restless at all. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als38_6pt Integer Recommended Sometimes I feel so sad that all I want to do is sleep but then soon afterwards I might feel so nervous that I can hardly sleep at all. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als39_6pt Integer Recommended My productivity level frequently shifts from times when I am no more productive than anyone else to times when I feel extremely productive. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als40_6pt Integer Recommended My appetite frequently changes from times when it's either increased or descreased to times when it's perfectly normal. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als41_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I am so mad that my heart starts pounding and/or I start shaking and then shortly afterwards I feel quite relaxed. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als42_6pt Integer Recommended I shift back and forth between being very unproductive and being just as productive as everyone else. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als43_6pt Integer Recommended Sometimes I feel extremely energetic one minute and then the next minute I might have so little energy that I can barely do a thing. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als44_6pt Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between feeling perfectly calm and feeling some or all of the following: my heart pounding or racing, an upset stomach, difficulty breathing. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als45_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I have more energy than usual and more than most people and then soon afterwards I have about the same level as everyone else. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als46_6pt Integer Recommended At times I feel that I'm doing everything at a very slow pace but then soon afterwards I feel that I'm no more slowed down than anyone else. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als47_6pt Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between thinking unusually clearly and very creatively to thinking no more creatively and clearly than anyone else. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als3_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I am so nervous that I feel light-headed and/or dizzy and then soon afterwards I feel so sad that I have difficulty getting motivated to do anything. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als48_6pt Integer Recommended My sleeping patterns frequently shift from times when I have difficulty falling asleep to times when I don't have much of a desire to sleep at all. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als49_6pt Integer Recommended At times I have difficulty thinking or concentrating but then soon afterwards I think a lot about all of the things that I'm worried about. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als50_6pt Integer Recommended There have been many times when I've been so mad that I ''snap'' at people all day long but then soon afterwards I have a lot more tolerance for people. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als51_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I love being with lots of people but then soon afterwards I prefer to be alone and not see anyone. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als52_6pt Integer Recommended My level of interest in sex seems to change frequently and quickly; I'll have a great deal of interest in sex one minute and then the next minute my level of sexual interest is about the same as everyone else's. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als53_6pt Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between hardly needing much sleep at all and requiring about the same amount of sleep as most people. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als54_6pt Integer Recommended My preference for social activity shifts back and forth between times when I enjoy people and times when I'd prefer to be by myself and not see anyone. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als4_6pt Integer Recommended I frequently shift back and forth between worrying more than other people and not worrying much more than anyone else. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als5_6pt Integer Recommended At times I feel just as relaxed as everyone else and then within minutes I become so nervous that I feel light-headed and dizzy. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als6_6pt Integer Recommended There are times when I get very involved in activities which later I regret and quickly lose interest in. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
als7_6pt Integer Recommended I switch back and forth between being more talkative than usual and having only a normal amount of interest in talking. 1::6 1 = Always; 6 = Never
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