Goldberg Mania Scale


By: Ivan Goldberg

Instructions: You might reproduce this scale and use it on a weekly basis to track your moods. It also might be used to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next. Changes of five or more points are significant. This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of mania or take the place of a professional diagnosis. If you suspect that you are manic, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.


The items  below  refer  to how  you have  felt  and behaved  DURING THE 
PAST WEEK. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by 
circling one of  the numbers that follows it.  Using the following scale:

     0 = Not at all          1 = Just a little          2 = Somewhat

     3 = Moderately          4 = Quite a lot            5 = Very much

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1.  My mind has never been sharper.                  0   1   2   3   4   5

2.  I need less sleep than usual.                    0   1   2   3   4   5

3.  I have so many plans and new ideas that it is 
    hard for me to work.                             0   1   2   3   4   5

4.  I feel a pressure to talk and talk.              0   1   2   3   4   5

5.  I have been particularly happy.                  0   1   2   3   4   5

6.  I have been more active than usual.              0   1   2   3   4   5

7.  I talk so fast that people have a hard time 
    keeping up with me.                              0   1   2   3   4   5

8.  I have more new ideas than I can handle.         0   1   2   3   4   5

9.  I have been irritable.                           0   1   2   3   4   5

10. It's easy for me to think of jokes and 
    funny stories.                                   0   1   2   3   4   5

11.  I have been feeling like "the life of 
     the party."                                     0   1   2   3   4   5

12.  I have been full of energy.                     0   1   2   3   4   5

13.  I have been thinking about sex.                 0   1   2   3   4   5

14.  I have been feeling particularly playful.       0   1   2   3   4   5

15.  I have special plans for the world.             0   1   2   3   4   5

16.  I have been spending too much money.            0   1   2   3   4   5

17.  My attention keeps jumping from one idea 
     to another.                                     0   1   2   3   4   5

18.  I find it hard to slow down and stay in 
     one place.                                      0   1   2   3   4   5

                       Copyright (c) 1993  Ivan Goldberg
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 9 Oct 2013
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