ASSESSMENT TOOLS & CALCULATORS
Bipolar Mood Disorder Questionnaire
Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ): This tool helps you to assess your risk of having Bipolar Mood Disorder.
Bipolar mood disorder is a psychological condition characterized by the alternation of periods of elation (manic episodes) and periods of depression. Depending on the severity of manic symptoms it is diagnosed either as Bipolar I (mania) or Bipolar II (Hypomania). About 5% of people with Bipolar only ever have manic episodes and are not depressed. When the duration of the changes from depression to mania and back again are very rapid (for example weeks) then a bipolar diagnosis of cyclothymia is generally applicable. Many people with bipolar mood disorder, and especially Bipolar I, may also experience psychotic symptoms, and while some can function without medication it tends to be an important and often vital part of the treatment strategy. This tool helps you to assess your risk of having Bipolar Mood Disorder, and if you are likely to have this condition then you might want to seriously consider seeing a psychiatrist and/or psychologist.
Disclaimer: Please note that none of these wellness tools or assessments are designed to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition. ALWAYS consult with the correct healthcare practitioner before taking new supplements or medications, and before making any lifestyle changes such as alterations to your diet or exercise schedule. There is no substitute for one-on-one consultations with qualified healthcare practitioners. If any action is considered based on these tools it should be merely to help you decide to take the necessary step to contact your doctor or another healthcare practitioner in order to get an accurate diagnosis and/or treatment plan.
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Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A): This tool helps you to measure your anxiety levels and gauges how anxious you are. People with high anxiety might often benefit from seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist.
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