GSK's Mood Disorder Questionnaire
Answer 'YES' to the majority of questions and you'll probably be recommended a course of pills.
Thing is, I think the majority of us would answer yes to the following at some point in our lives... don't you?
If this is a guideline for your doctor to determine whether you have bipolar problems then I guess we should all be on Glaxosmithklines drugs.... then again, that's exactly what they want isn't it?
The Mood Disorder
Questionnaire helps your doctor
see if you may have bipolar
1. Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self, and 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?
you were so easily angered that you shouted at people, or
started fights or arguments?
you felt much more sure of yourself than usual?
you got much less sleep than usual and found you didn’t really
you talked much more or spoke much faster than usual?
thoughts raced through your head or you couldn’t slow down your
you were so easily distracted by things around you that you couldn’t
focus or stay on track?
you had much more energy than usual?
you were much more active or did many more things than usual?
you were much more social or outgoing than usual? For
example, you phoned friends in the middle of the night?
you were much more interested in sex than usual?
you did things that were unusual for you, or that other people
thought were excessive, foolish, or risky?
you spent money that got you or your family into trouble?
2. If you checked YES to more than one of the questions above, have several of these things ever happened during the same period of time?
3. How much of a problem did any of these things cause you, like not being able to work; having family, money, or legal troubles; or getting into arguments or fights?
Choose one response only.
Adapted with permission from Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
Dr Hirscfield's Biography is here
Dig a little deeper and you will find out more about Dr Hirschfield - for instance:
He is a member of pharmaceutical boards and has acted as a consultant for pharmaceutical companies such as : Pfizer, Wyeth, Abbott Labs., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Forest Labs, Janssen, and last but not least - GSK.
Once again, Glaxosmithkline using 'specialists' to booster the sales of their mind altering drugs
Author of The evidence, however, is clear, the Seroxat scandal
Citizens Commission on Human Rights Award Recipient (Twice)