The Mood Disorder Questionnaire in Primary Care: (Not) Ready for Prime Time?

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In this issue of the Companion, we alert you to a recently developed and validated instrument for the recognition of bipolar disorder—the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ). The development of this instrument by Hirschfeld and colleagues underscores 2 important aspects of depression management that cannot be overemphasized. First, bipolar depression is an all-too-common and overlooked phenomenon in clinical practice.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2002;4(1):7-8