This is the HCL screening tool for researchers trying to find people with bipolar disorder. Compr Psychiatry. Jan-Feb;48(1) Epub Sep 6. The Hypomania Checklist (HCL): its factorial structure and association to indices of. The item Hypomania Checklist (HCL), a questionnaire for screening bipolar disorders, has been utilised in several countries, but it.

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Events, seminars and workshops developed specifically for GPs Upcoming Events. Therefore, there was a possible impact of current mental state on HCL scores of patients with mood disorders. Delirium Post-concussion syndrome Organic brain syndrome.

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Adjustment disorder with depressed mood. Pulse Learning features hypomanis and practice business CPD modules to help you through appraisal and revalidation. Frequency of positive responses between BP and UP patients.

Mental and behavioural disorders Psychological testing Psychiatric instruments: This was similar to the results from other studies [ 1214 ].

Table 1 Description of samples. Moreover, bipolar disorder is associated with substantial impairments in productive and social roles [ 1819 ]. The study was approved by the ethics committees of the two psychiatric hospitals. Can anyone detect our National Screening Committee? Validation of the Chinese version of the Hypomania Checklist HCL as an instrument for detecting hypo mania in patients with mood disorders.


The HCL-32: towards a self-assessment tool for hypomanic symptoms in outpatients.

A nypomania of at least 8 items was found valid and reliable for distinguishing Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder [ citation needed ]. More recent work has focused on validating translations and testing whether shorter versions still perform well enough to be helpful clinically.

Diagnostic reliability of the history of hypomania in bipolar II patients and patients with major depression. Evidence Based Mental Health.

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Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests. It asks about 32 behaviors and mental states that are either aspects of hypomania or features associated with mood disorders.

Authors LL and HY designed the study and developed the protocols. The Hypomania Checklist was built as a more efficient screening measure for hypomania, to be used both in epidemiological research and in clinical use.

The exclusion criteria comprised patients diagnosed with an unstable or severe clinical status, those who could not cooperate with the study procedures, patients who had received electroconvulsive therapy ECT or modified electroconvulsive therapy MECT during the previous four weeks, individuals who were illiterate, suffering from mental retardation, dementia or intellectual impairment.

The kappa coefficient for diagnosis of bipolar disorders was 0. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Cross validation with the mood disorder questionnaire MDQ of an instrument for the detection of hypomania in Spanish: Perception and impact of bipolar disorder: In BP patients, the frequency of positive responses to the thirty two items ranged from By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This could reflect the fact that rates of major depression are higher in females than in males, and they are comparable for bipolar disorder [ 22 ]. The end game was always to dismantle general practice. The HCL was demonstrated to have good sensitivity 0. It is important to differentiate bipolar disorders BP from other mood disorders; delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis can prolong the suffering of patients [ 1 – 3 ] but accurate early diagnosis can be difficult [ 34 ].

The mean age of BP patients was significantly lower than that of UP patients in this study, and this is comparable with samples used for similar studies [ 121420 ].

A screening score of fourteen was the optimal cut-off sensitivity 0. The psychometric properties of the simplified Chinese version of the HCL were demonstrated to be satisfactory using a clinical sample in China. Search the site Search.

There were limitations in the present study. Cronbach’s alpha for the HCL was 0.