Mini-quiz: Psychiatric Screening Tools

March 27, 2014

After thorough examination and history-taking, bipolar II disorder was suspected in a 19-year-old college student. What psychiatric screening tools might be used to further confirm the diagnosis for this patient?

JR, a 19-year-old college student presents with the following symptoms: irritable mood and increased energy that have lasted for the past 4 days. Before the onset of these symptoms, he had been feeling “down” and frequently thought about killing himself. He also had difficulty concentrating and trouble sleeping for several weeks. After talking with the patient and taking a careful history, bipolar II disorder was suspected.

Which of the following screening tools might be used to further confirm the diagnosis for this patient?