Introduction

This article will focus on some of the questions on the Mood Disorder Questionnaire.  The Mood Disorder Questionnaire assesses for Bipolar Disorder. What does each question assess for?

According to med.stanford.edu, the following can be interpreted:

Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and (while not usin
g drugs or alcohol) …
…you felt so good or so hyper that other people thought you were not your normal self, or you were so hyper
that you got into trouble?
This question assesses for grandiosity.  According to med.stanford.edu, the following can be interpreted, the key words here is “feeling good and hyper.”
Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and (while not usin
g drugs or alcohol) …
…you were so irritable that you shouted at people or started fights or arguments?
This question assesses for mania.  According to med.stanford.edu, the key word here is irritable, meaning elevated mood.
Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and (while not usin
g drugs or alcohol) …
…you felt much more self-confident than usual
This question assess for grandiosity.  According to med.stanford.edu, the key word here is “more self-confident than usual.”
Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and (while not usin
g drugs or alcohol) …
…you got much less sleep than usual and found you didn’t really miss it?
This question assesses for insomnia.  According to med.stanford.edu, the key word here is “less sleep than usual.”
Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and (while not using drugs or alcohol) …
…you had much more energy than usual
This question has to do with mania.  According to med.stanford.edu, the key words here are “more energy than usual.”
Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and (while not using drugs or alcohol) …
…you were much more interested in sex than usual?
This question has to do with mania.  According to med.stanford.edu, the key words here are “much more interested in sex than usual.”
Conclusion
To end this article, various questions have been assessed to determine what they really mean for the Mood Disorder Questionnaire.  Various topics have been brought up including mania, grandiosity, and insomnia. Bipolar Disorder is indeed complex.