Mood Disorder Scale (MDQ)

August 4, 2014

The MDQ, developed by Dr Robert M.A. Hirschfeld and colleagues, is a screening instrument for bipolar disorder. It includes 13 yes/no questions about bipolar symptoms and two additional questions about symptom co-occurrence and impaired functioning.

The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ), developed by Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, MD and colleagues, is a screening instrument for bipolar disorder. It includes 13 yes/no questions about bipolar symptoms and two additional questions about symptom co-occurrence and impaired functioning. The MDQ takes about 5 minutes to complete. It is the most widely used screening instrument for bipolar disorder in the world and has been translated into 19 languages.

Dr Hirschfeld is Titus H. Harris Chair, Harry K. Davis Professor, and Professor and Chair at the the University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Psychiatry, in Galveston, Texas.

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Courtesy © Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, MD