ASRM [Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale]

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.

More: doi:10.1016/S0006-3223(96)00548-3

There are 5 groups of statements in this questionnaire, read each group of statements carefully. You should choose the statement in each group that best describes the way you have been feeling for the past week. Please note: The word 'occasionally' when used here means once or twice; 'often' means several times or more and 'frequently' means most of the time.

1. Positive Mood

2. Self-Confidence

3. Sleep Patterns

4. Speech

5. Activity Level


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.