Mood Disorder Questionnaire PDF – Overview
The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) is a self-report questionnaire designed to help detect bipolar disorder. It focuses on symptoms of hypomania and mania, which are the mood states that separate bipolar disorders from other types of depression and mood disorder.
The MDQ was developed as a screening tool for bipolar disorder, and assesses symptoms of mania and hypomania. It was developed in the hopes that it would reduce the mis-diagnosis and delayed diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
The first 13 items on the measure ask about any manic/hypomanic symptoms that may have occurred during one’s lifetime. These items are based on the DSM-IV criteria for bipolar disorder. Additional items then ask if these symptoms have happened during the same period of time (an “episode”), and how severely these symptoms affected functioning (assessing impairment).
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