Child Bipolar Questionnaire (CBQ)
Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
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Bipolar Research Foundation is pleased to offer parents and
treating physicians a concise screening inventory developed by
JBRF director of research, Demitri Papolos, M.D.
The CBQ is a reliable and sensitive indicator used in current
JBRF-sponsored studies. However, only an experienced
diagnostician with a full understanding of the child’s family
history, as well as the symptoms and behaviors that the child
exhibits, is qualified to make a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
It is the intention of JBRF to provide this screening instrument
as an organizational aid in the assessment process. The
checklist completed by a parent should be submitted to the
professional diagnosing his or her child. A Spanish version is
In addition to the CBQ, information on the development and
scoring of the CBQ, as well as, Research Diagnostic Criteria for
the Core Phenotype, developed from JBRF-sponsored clinical
studies, are available in PDF form.
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