Goldberg Mania Scale

The Goldberg Mania Scale, below, is a self-administered questionnaire designed to measure the severity of manic thinking and behavior.

This tool was designed by Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D. and is reprinted with his permission.

This tool IS NOT designed to diagnose any psychiatric disorder, nor is it intended to replace evaluation by a qualified psychiatrist. It is only intended to measure the severity of manic symptoms, and thus to help the reader decide whether to seek a psychiatric evaluation.


The test is made up of eighteen questions. After completing all the questions you will be presented with your result, and your rank on the Goldberg Mania Scale.

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.

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: