The ASRM is a 5-item self-rating scale designed to assess the presence and severity of manic symptoms. It can be used for both screening and monitoring purposes.
Created by Drs. Edward G. Altman, Donald Hedeker, James L. Peterson, and John M. Davis. The scale has been published by the authors and widely distributed, though Dr. Altman retains copyright. Can be reproduced without permission by researchers and by clinicians for use with their patients.
Self-report scales are for screening purposes only, and must be interpreted by a qualified health professional in conjunction with clinical assessment.
They cannot be used alone for diagnostic or treatment purposes.