MDQ - Mood Disorder Questionnaire

Description
The MDQ is a 17-question self-report screen for bipolar spectrum disorder (Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Bipolar NOS).

Special Instructions
Once the patient has submitted it, you my preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your MobileNote.

Scores Produced
Q1
Q2
Q3

Interpretation
It is a positive screen for bipolar spectrum disorder if ALL of the following are true:
Q1 is greater than or equal to 7, AND
Q2 is equal to 1, AND
Q3 is 2 or 3

References
Hirschfeld R, Williams JB, Spitzer RL, et al. Development and validation of a screening instrument for bipolar spectrum disorder: The Mood Disorder Questionnaire. Am J Psychiatry. 2000;157;1873-1875

Downloads

MDQ.docx

Was this article helpful?

header-top-left-border Created with Sketch.
header-top-right-border Created with Sketch.