Rating Scales For Bipolar Disorder

Contributed by: Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA

Ask the Expert | April 19, 2017

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What rating scales can be used to screen for, or assess symptoms of, bipolar disorder? Scales in bipolar disorder include screening scales such as the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ),1 which is the most widely utilized. Symptom rating scales can be utilized to determine the efficacy of treatments.2 The most widely utilized is the Young Mania…

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