Young Mania Rating Scale

Young Mania Rating Scale

Definition

The Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) is an eleven item clinician-administered rating scale to measure the severity of mania by the criteria for psychiatric rating scales discussed by Hamilton (1974).The YMRS follows the style of the Hamilton Rating Scale for depression (Hamilton, 1960) and is intended to be administered, by a trained clinician during a fifteen- to thirty-minute interview. A severity rating is assigned to each of the eleven items, based on the patient's subjective report of his or her condition over the previous forty-eight hours and the clinician's behavioural observations during the interview, with the emphasis on the latter.

Domains

Mania

Administrations

Clinician-administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

Adults

Estimated time

15 to 30 minutes

Attribution

Young, R., Biggs, J., Ziegler, V., & Meyer, D. (1978). A Rating Scale for Mania: Reliability, Validity and Sensitivity. British Journal of Psychiatry, 133(5), 429-435. doi:10.1192/bjp.133.5.429