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Screening for Bipolar Disorder

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

Screening Guidelines

There are some screening tools for bipolar disorder, such as the Mood Disorder Questionnaire. This one-page report has 13 yes-or-no questions that are based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual's criteria for bipolar disorder.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2016 -
  • Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
  • Bipolar disorder. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: Updated September 5, 2016. Accessed September 13, 2016.

  • Bipolar disorder in adults. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: Updated November 2015. Accessed September 13, 2016.

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Association; 2013.

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