Mood Disorders Questionnaire
The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) was developed by a team of psychiatrists to help screen for possible symptoms of bipolar disorder. It was designed to help physicians screen for bipolar disorder - it is not considered a diagnostic tool.
This questionnaire can be used during an office visit as part of a complete evaluation, or as a self-screening tool that patients complete prior to a visit.
Has there ever been a period of time when:
|you were not your usual self (while not on drugs or alcohol)?|
|you were so irritable that you shouted at people or started fights or arguments?|
|you felt much more self-confident than usual?|
|you got much less sleep than usual and found you didn't really miss it?|
|you were much more talkative or spoke faster than usual?|
|thoughts raced through your head or you couldn't slow you mind down?|
|you were so easily distracted by things around you that you had trouble concentrating or staying on track?|
|you had much more energy than usual?|
|you were much more active or did many more things than usual?|
|you were much more social or outgoing than usual; for example, you telephoned friends in the middle of the night?|
|you were much more interested in sex than usual?|
|you did things that were unusual for you or that other people might have thought were excessive, foolish, or risky?|
|spending money got you or your family into trouble?|
If you checked YES to more than one of the above, have several of these ever happened during the same period of time?
Yes ~ No
How much of a problem did any of these cause you -- like being unable to work, having family, money, or legal troubles; getting into arguments or fights?
No Problem ~ Minor Problem ~ Moderate Problem ~ Serious Problem
Tracy, N. (2008, December 1). Mood Disorders Questionnaire, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 19 from https://www.healthyplace.com/depression/bipolar/mood-disorders-questionnaire