Goldberg Mania Questionnaire, a Screening Test for Mania

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Test yourself for symptoms associated with mania with an 18-question quiz developed by pioneering researcher Dr Ivan K Goldberg. Check for full-blown bipolar disorder with our “Tri-Axial Bipolar Spectrum Screening Quiz (TABS): Test for Bipolar”.

Completing this Psychological Screening Test

To take the questionnaire, please click the radio button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to you. Be sure to choose the statement that applies to how you have felt and behaved during the past week.

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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.

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About Scoring this Psychological Questionnaire


  • 0 points Not at all
  • 1 point Just a little
  • 2 points Somewhat
  • 3 points Moderately
  • 4 points Quite a lot
  • 5 points Very much

The higher the number, the more severe the mania. When your quiz is scored, one of 6 different information pages will appear to describe the results for scores in your range.

If you take the quiz again weekly or monthly, changes of 5 or more points between tests may be significant.

Screening test scoring ranges:

  • 0-9, No Mania Likely
  • 10-17 Possibly Mildly Manic, or Hypomanic
  • 18-21, Borderline Mania
  • 22-35, Mild-Moderate Mania
  • 36-53, Moderate-Severe Mania
  • 54 and up, Severely Manic

Additional Information

The Goldberg Mania Questionnaire was developed by Dr Ivan Goldberg, MD.

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