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Euphoria Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Euphoria. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long has the euphoric mood been present?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Is there an obvious explanation for euphoric mood?

    Why: Remember that it is possible to be euphoric for rational non-medical reasons.

  3. Past psychiatric history?

    Why: e.g. bipolar affective disorder is a recurrent disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression. The periods of mania include symptoms of elevated mood (euphoria) sometimes accompanied by irritability.

  4. Risk factors for stroke?

    Why: e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, family history, history of transient ischemic attacks - can assess risk of multi-infarct dementia - a feature of multi-infarct dementia may be inappropriate laughing and thus the person may appear euphoric.

  5. Illicit drug history?

    Why: e.g. cocaine may provide a feeling of euphoria and excitement; amphetamines may provide a feeling of euphoria with a feeling of superiority and general feeling of wellness; ecstasy may provide a general feeling of euphoria and wellness; cannabis intoxication may provide feeling of euphoria.

  6. Family history?

    Why: e.g. bipolar affective disorder, stroke.

  7. Symptoms of manic phase of bipolar affective disorder?

    Why: e.g. elevated mood (euphoria) sometimes accompanied by irritability, grandiose ideas, inflated self-esteem, increased energy and activity, rapid pressured speech, increased libido often leading to sexual disinhibition and inappropriate sexual activity, impaired judgement, impulsive behavior, reduced need for sleep, poor concentration and attention, sometimes psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations.

  8. Symptoms of multi-infarct dementia ?

    Why: e.g. step-wise deterioration in memory, some insight is present with memory loss and dementia, may be inappropriate laughing episodes which may make the person appear euphoric.

  9. Symptoms of Angelman's syndrome?

    Why: e.g. severe intellectual disability, speech impediment, sleep disturbance, unstable jerky gait, seizures, short attention span and usually a happy demeanor with frequent laughter, easily excitable personality, often with hand flapping movements.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Euphoria:

The following list of conditions have 'Euphoria' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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