Online mood disorder tool gives vital info

An audit of reports generated by the Mood Assessment Program (MAP), introduced by the Black Dog Institute in 2007, shows 85% of patients who completed the online questionnaire have significantly depressed mood. The tool includes questions about life stressors, previous treatments and personality.

Sydney GP Dr Sarah Weaver, who has used the MAP since its introduction, said patients liked it because it gave them a chance to think about things relevant to their diagnosis that they might not have considered important.