Bipolar Mania Test

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This bipolar disorder mania screening test can help determine whether you might have the symptoms of mania. Use the results to help decide if you need to see a doctor or other mental health professional to further discuss diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder.

This mania quiz can be used 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.

Instructions: The items below refer to how you have felt during the past week. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.

1. My mind has never been sharper.
2. I need less sleep than usual.
3. I have so many plans and new ideas that it is hard for me to work.
4. I feel a pressure to talk and talk.
5. I have been particularly happy.
6. I have been more active than usual.
7. I talk so fast that people have a hard time keeping up with me.
8. I have more new ideas than I can handle.
9. I have been irritable.
10. It's easy for me to think of jokes and funny stories.
11. I have been feeling like "the life of the party".
12. I have been full of energy.
13. I have been thinking about sex.
14. I have been feeling particularly playful.
15. I have special plans for the world.
16. I have been spending too much money.
17. My attention keeps jumping from one idea to another.
18. I find it hard to slow down and stay in one place.