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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
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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
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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
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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
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