Positive screen for bipolar disorder requires:
- “Yes” to at least 7 of the 13 parts in question 1 and
- “Yes” to question 2, and
- “Moderate” or “Serious” to question 3
This is meant for screening purposes only and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool.
Reference: Hirschfield RMA, Williams JBS, 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