Use this brief test to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of mania or bipolar disorder, or for tracking your mania on a regular basis.
Mania (or its lesser form, hypomania) is one component of bipolar disorder. A person in a manic episode will feel like they can do anything, feeling euphoric all the time, and full of constant energy.
Only a mental health professional or psychiatrist can diagnose mania in a person; this screening test is just meant to help you determine whether you might benefit from seeing such a professional for further help.
Instructions: You can use this quiz 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 18 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 checking the appropriate box next to the item.
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