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Affective Lability Scale

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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotesAliases
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired fielddate_bis
interview_ageIntegerRequiredAge in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging.0 :: 1260Age 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.
genderString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Female
als1IntegerRecommendedMy sleeping patterns shift from times when I sleep perfectly well to times when I have insomnia and can't sleep well at all.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq1
als2IntegerRecommendedThere are times when I feel very restless and then shortly afterwards I will not feel very restless at all.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq2
als3IntegerRecommendedThere 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq3
als4IntegerRecommendedI frequently shift back and forth between worrying more than other people and not worrying much more than anyone else.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq4
als5IntegerRecommendedAt 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq5
als6IntegerRecommendedThere are times when I get very involved in activities which later I regret and quickly lose interest in.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq6
als7IntegerRecommendedI switch back and forth between being more talkative than usual and having only a normal amount of interest in talking.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq7
als8IntegerRecommendedThere are times when I have very little energy and then soon afterwards I have about the same energy level as most people.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq8
als9IntegerRecommendedI 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq9
als10IntegerRecommendedThere 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq10
als11IntegerRecommendedMy 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq11
als12IntegerRecommendedOne minute I can be feeling O.K. and the next minute I am tense, jittery, and nervous.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq12
als13IntegerRecommendedSometimes I feel guilty about things and then they suddenly stop bothering me.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq13
als14IntegerRecommendedI frequently switch from being able to control my temper very well to not being able to control it very well at all.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq14
als15IntegerRecommendedIt's very common for me to be extremely angry about something and then to suddenly feel like my normal self.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq15
als16IntegerRecommendedMany times I feel very nervous and tense and then I suddenly feel very sad and down.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq16
als17IntegerRecommendedSometimes I go from feeling extremely anxious about something to feeling very down about it.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq17
als18IntegerRecommendedMy mood shifts rapidly from times when I feel about average to times when I could laugh and joke all day long.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq18
als19IntegerRecommendedThere 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq19
als20IntegerRecommendedI shift back and forth from feeling perfectly calm to feeling uptight and nervous.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq20
als21IntegerRecommendedThere are times when I feel perfectly calm one minute and then the next minute the least little thing makes me furios.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq21
als22IntegerRecommendedI shift back and forth between feeling depressed and "down in the dumps" to feeling "on edge" and irritable.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq22
als23IntegerRecommendedFrequently, I will be feeling O.K. but then I suddenly get so mad that I could hit something.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq23
als24IntegerRecommendedI shift back and forth between having a great deal of interest in sexual activities and having very little or no interest in sex.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq24
als25IntegerRecommendedSometimes 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq25
als26IntegerRecommendedI switch back and forth between being able to sleep perfectly well and being so nervous that I can hardly sleep at all.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq26
als27IntegerRecommendedI 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq27
als28IntegerRecommendedThere are times when I have felt "on edge" and irritable and other times shortly afterwards when I have felt comfortable and relaxed.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq28
als29IntegerRecommendedSometimes I feel depressed one minute and then I shift to feeling elated the next minute.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq29
als30IntegerRecommendedThere are times when I feel extremely worthless and then suddenly I will start feeling wonderful about myself and my accomplishments.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq30
als31IntegerRecommendedSometimes I find myself feeling perfectly O.K. one minute and then the next minute I'll be crying.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq31
als32IntegerRecommendedMy 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq32
als33IntegerRecommendedThere 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq33
als34IntegerRecommendedI 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq34
als35IntegerRecommendedMy mood frequently shifts from feeling O.K. to feeling extremely happy and "on top of the world.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq35
als36IntegerRecommendedThere 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq36
als37IntegerRecommendedI shift back and forth between worrying about many things and having very little interest in almost anything0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq37
als38IntegerRecommendedSometimes 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq38
als39IntegerRecommendedMy productivity level frequently shifts from times when I am no more productive than anyone else to times when I feel extremely productive.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq39
als40IntegerRecommendedMy appetite frequently changes from times when it's either increased or descreased to times when it's perfectly normal.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq40
als41IntegerRecommendedThere 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq41
als42IntegerRecommendedI shift back and forth between being very unproductive and being just as productive as everyone else.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq42
als43IntegerRecommendedSometimes 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq43
als44IntegerRecommendedI 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq44
als45IntegerRecommendedThere 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq45
als46IntegerRecommendedAt 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq46
als47IntegerRecommendedI switch back and forth between thinking unusually clearly and very creatively to thinking no more creatively and clearly than anyone else.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq47
als48IntegerRecommendedMy 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq48
als49IntegerRecommendedAt 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq49
als50IntegerRecommendedThere 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq50
als51IntegerRecommendedThere are times when I love being with lots of people but then soon afterwards I prefer to be alone and not see anyone.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq51
als52IntegerRecommendedMy 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq52
als53IntegerRecommendedI switch back and forth between hardly needing much sleep at all and requiring about the same amount of sleep as most people.0 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq53
als54IntegerRecommendedMy 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 :: 30= 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 descriptiveq54
commentsString4,000RecommendedComments about assessmentnotes
als_deprFloatRecommendedDepression (variation between normal mood and depression) rating
als_elFloatRecommendedElation (variation between normal mood and elation) rating
als_anxFloatRecommendedAnxiety (variation between normal mood and anxiety) rating
als_angFloatRecommendedAnger (variation between normal mood and anger) rating
als_bpFloatRecommendedBipolarity (variation between anxiety and depression) rating
als_deFloatRecommendedDepression/Elation (variation between depression and elation) rating
als_globFloatRequiredGlobal score of mood variation
bsimoFloatRecommendedMonths from Time 0 to assessmentmonfol
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