13 doctors weighed in:

What are the tests for mania?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Description, history

And excluding other conditions that might mimic mania--sometimes when it isn't suspected it is precipitated by antidepressant medication.

In brief: Description, history

And excluding other conditions that might mimic mania--sometimes when it isn't suspected it is precipitated by antidepressant medication.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
Thank
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mania

Mania, and bipolar disorder from whence it comes are not really tested for, so much as evaluated for by a psychiatrist.
That being said, a personality test known as the MMPI-2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2nd Edition) can pick up on manic tendencies as well as a host of other mental phenomena.

In brief: Mania

Mania, and bipolar disorder from whence it comes are not really tested for, so much as evaluated for by a psychiatrist.
That being said, a personality test known as the MMPI-2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2nd Edition) can pick up on manic tendencies as well as a host of other mental phenomena.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
Thank
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mania

Thorough history, mental status exam, & workup to rule out organic factors.

In brief: Mania

Thorough history, mental status exam, & workup to rule out organic factors.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank

In brief: No tests, must...

Review history of moods, patterns of thinking and behavior carefully, for example, a two-week long episode during which one rarely slept, felt euphoric, though easily irritated, flooded with creative ideas (that might later prove not so creative--like brilliant insights in dreams that vanish on awakening) read meaning into incidental events and took increased risk-physically, financially, sexually.

In brief: No tests, must...

Review history of moods, patterns of thinking and behavior carefully, for example, a two-week long episode during which one rarely slept, felt euphoric, though easily irritated, flooded with creative ideas (that might later prove not so creative--like brilliant insights in dreams that vanish on awakening) read meaning into incidental events and took increased risk-physically, financially, sexually.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Thank
Read more answers from doctors