Online Mood Disorder Test (MDQ)

Mdq test

About Bipolar Disorder

Overview of the MDQ:
The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) is a specialized screening instrument designed to identify signs indicative of bipolar disorder, assisting in the evaluation of bipolar spectrum disorders such as bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymia.

What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is identified as a mental health condition where individuals experience significant fluctuations in mood, oscillating between manic episodes (highs) and periods of depression (lows), occasionally accompanied by psychotic symptoms.

Structure of the MDQ:

  • Part I: Consists of 13 questions focusing on the key symptoms commonly associated with bipolar disorder.
  • Part II: Delves into the individual’s family history concerning mental illness, previous personal mental health diagnoses, and the subjective assessment of the disorder’s impact.

Completing the MDQ:
The questionnaire is designed for ease of use, typically taking about 5 minutes to complete. It’s crucial for individuals to carefully reflect on each question, striving to provide responses that are both accurate and reflective of their experiences.

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Please answer the following questions by considering your behavior in the past 2 weeks:

Part 1

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

1. 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?

2. you were so irritable that you shouted at people or started fights or arguments?

3. you felt much more self-confident than usual?

4. you got much less sleep than usual and found you didn’t really miss it?

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

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

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

8. you had much more energy than usual?

9. you were much more active or did many more things than usual?

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

11. you were much more interested in sex than usual?

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

13. spending money got you or your family into trouble?

Part 2

14. If you checked YES to more than one of the above, have several of these ever happened during at least a four day period of time?

15. 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?

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Your Score

The outcome of the MDQ screening method is classed as either positive or negative screen. Positive screening cases need to satisfy all three criteria:

  • 7 positive answers out of the 13 questions in part I;
  • Positive response to the first question of part II (question 14);
  • Moderate or severe response to the second question of part II (question 15).

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Thank you for taking the time to complete our online mental health assessment. If you have any concerns or questions about your results, we encourage you to discuss them with a licensed BetterHelp therapist who can provide tailored guidance and support.

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