The YMRS is a rating scale designed to assess manic symptoms, both for screening and monitoring purposes. The scale was designed to be administered by clinicians in inpatient settings, though the authors encourage adaptation.
Created by Drs. R.C. Young, J.T. Biggs, V.E. Ziegler, and D.A. Meyer. The scale has been published by the authors and widely distributed.
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.