About the M3 Screen
What is the purpose of the M3 Screen?
The online M3 Screen is a private, self-rated checklist for potential mood and anxiety symptoms. Your checklist responses trigger a risk assessment page indicating your relative risk for depression, an anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Screen responses and the resulting M3 risk assessment may be printed, faxed, emailed or securely accessed online by a designated health care professional, all at the discretion of the user. The information provided by the M3 expedites and organizes a discussion between doctor and patient of relevant mental health issues at their next office visit, helping to direct the physician toward a more accurate diagnosis. By providing parallel educational material for patients and their physicians the M3 encourages treatment compliance and long-range follow-up of progress.
Who benefits from completing the M3 online?
Anyone 18 years and older may complete the online M3 Screen. Patients will benefit by being directed toward a more accurate diagnosis and more appropriate treatment. Physicians benefit from the M3 because poorly treated mood and anxiety disorders impede compliance with medical treatments and adversely affect recovery from illness and physical health generally. Within the tight time constraints of a typical office visit, the M3 provides physicians with a highly effective tool for eliciting and organizing the mood and anxiety symptoms that may be interfering with their patients’ lives.