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Screening for Bipolar Disorder

The purpose of screening is to find a health problem early and treat it. Tests are given to people who do not have signs of a problem but may be at risk for one.

Screening Guidelines

People are not screened for bipolar disorder unless a doctor thinks that they may have it. There are some screening tools for it, such as the Mood Disorder Questionnaire.

REFERENCES:

Bipolar disorder. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:https://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114738/Bipolar-disorder. Updated August 20, 2018. Accessed September 25, 2018.

Bipolar disorder in adults. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-tr-15-3679/index.shtml. Updated November 2015. Accessed September 25, 2018.

Management of bipolar disorder in adults. US Department of Veterans Affairs website. Available at: https://www.healthquality.va.gov/bipolar/bd_305_full.pdf. Published May 2010. Accessed September 26, 2018.

Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD  Last Updated 9/25/2018