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STABLE Resource Toolkit

The STABLE Resource Toolkit provides quality improvement resources to assist the clinician in the identification and management of bipolar disorder. Resources provided have been selected for their high rigor and low burden and include assessment instruments, documentation templates, flow charts and checklists.  Toolkits are not meant to be used prescriptively but to provide guidance and options that can be individually selected, customized and shared.  Permission for dissemination of toolkit materials has been obtained from copyright holders. Click the link above to download the complete toolkit (pdf) or the links below to go to individual sections. 

Toolkit Table of Contents

  1. How to Use the Toolkit
  2. Depression Screening
    The Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2)
    Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
  3. Bipolar Disorder Screening
    The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ)
    CIDI-based Screening Scale for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
    Interview Questions to be Considered in Differentiating Bipolar I and II Disorders versus Major Depressive Disorders
    Using a Genogram
  4. Substance Use Screening and Assessment
    AUDIT-C Questionnaire
    CAGE-AID Questionnaire
  5. Suicide Risk Assessment
    The Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R)
    Evaluation of Suicide Risk for Clinicians
    Considerations When Interviewing Potentially Suicidal Patients
  6. Side-effects Monitoring
    Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)
    The Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) Side-effects Checklist
    Antipsychotic Side-effect Checklist (ASC)
    Metabolic Syndrome Monitoring Form
  7. Symptom Monitoring
    Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale (ASRM)
    Self-Report Form for Mood Episodes (SRF-ME)
    Bipolar Disorder Symptoms & Functioning Monitoring Form
  8. Level-of-Function Assessment
    Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS)
  9. Education
    Mood Charting
    Educational Resources for Persons with Mental Illness
  10. Office Practice Coding Assistance
    Depression & Bipolar Disorder Coding Reference
    Depressive Disorder Coding and Diagnostic Criteria
    Bipolar Disorder Coding and Diagnostic Criteria .


The STABLE Resource Toolkit is not intended to provide clinical advice for specific patients. Any clinical actions should be customized to individual patient needs and should include a discussion of risk and benefits as well as patient preferences.  The toolkit was completed in March, 2007.  Clinicians should be aware that information contained in the toolkit can become outdated as a result of new studies or developments.

Copyright 2007 by the Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health