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Mood Disorder Questionnaire

Instructions: This questionnaire is an important part of providing you with the best health care possible. Your answers will help in understanding problems that you may have. Please answer each question as best you can by circling your answer.

Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and…

you felt so good or so hyper that other people thought you were not your normal self or you were so hyper that you got into trouble Y  N
   
you were so irritable that you shouted at people or started fights or arguments? Y  N
   
you felt much more self-confident than usual? Y  N
   
you got much less sleep than usual and found you didn’t really miss it? Y  N
   

you were much more talkative or spoke much faster than usual?

Y  N
   

thoughts raced through your head or you couldn’t slow your mind down?

Y  N
   

you were so easily distracted by things around you that you had trouble concentrating or staying on track?

Y  N
   

you had much more energy than usual?

Y  N
   

you were much more social or outgoing than usual, for example, you telephoned friends in the middle of the night?

Y  N
   

you were much more interested in sex than usual?

Y  N
   

you did things that were unusual for you or that other people might have thought were excessive, foolish or risky?

Y  N
   

you spent money that got you or your family into trouble?

Y  N
   
If you circled “Y”/Yes to answer more than one of the above, have several of these ever happened to you during the same period? Y  N
   

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?
(Please circle one response only.)

 

No problem.      Minor problem.      Moderate problem.      Serious problem.

   
Have any of your blood relatives (children, siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles) had manic-depressive illness or bipolar disorder? Y  N
   
Has a health professional ever told you that you have manic-depressive illness or bipolar disorder? Y  N



 
Thank you for completing this questionnaire.  


 

Reference:  Hirschfeld RM, 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

Lynn Martin | Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapist
Lynn Martin | Cognitive-Behavior Psychotherapist
Lynn Martin | Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy