Does Mood Disorder Questionnaire identify sub-threshold bipolarity? Evidence studying worsening of quality of life

Mauro Giovanni Carta, Andrea Norcini-Pala, Maria Francesca Moro, Matteo Balestrieri, Filippo Caraci, Liliana Dell'Osso, Guido Di Sciascio, Carlo Faravelli, Maria Carolina Hardoy, Eugenio Aguglia, Rita Roncone, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Filippo Drago

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Abstract Objective It is debated whether the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) can generate false positives by screening other disorders as bipolar, or identify sub-threshold bipolarity. The aim is to verify if Quality of Life (QoL) impairment in MQD positives in the community is due to MDQ positivity itself, or to psychiatric diagnosis associated with MDQ positivity (supporting the former hypothesis). Method Community survey. Sample randomized after stratification of the adult population in the records of seven Italian regions. Tools: MDQ; Short Form Health Survey (SF-12); semi-structured clinical interview carried out by clinicians. Results Positives at MDQ show worsening QoL with an attributable burden of 2.8±1.8 lower than in MDD (5.6±3.6, p

Original languageEnglish
Article number7435
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Bipolar disorders
  • Mood Disorder Questionnaire
  • Quality of life
  • Screening
  • Spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Medicine(all)

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Carta, M. G., Norcini-Pala, A., Moro, M. F., Balestrieri, M., Caraci, F., Dell'Osso, L., Sciascio, G. D., Faravelli, C., Hardoy, M. C., Aguglia, E., Roncone, R., Nardi, A. E., & Drago, F. (2015). Does Mood Disorder Questionnaire identify sub-threshold bipolarity? Evidence studying worsening of quality of life. Journal of Affective Disorders, 183, 173-178. [7435]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.04.058