Bipolar Disorder in Children/Youth

Scoring Key
Scoring Guide The child's total score is determined by adding up the highest number circled on each question. Scores range from 0-60. Scores: Above 18 indicates probably bipolar disorder, with 97% of true positives identified and only 6% false positive (Marchand, 2005). This scale cannot diagnose mania or hypomania. Positive scores indicate that further evaluation by a mental health professional is necessary. The P-YMRS is provided here for educational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation by mental health professionals.



Discriminative Validity of a Parent Version of the Young Mania Rating Scale. (Gracious, Barbara L, Youngstrom Eric A, Findling, Robert L, and Calabrese Joseph R et al). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2002) 41(11): 1350-1359.


Marchand W et al.: Validity of the Parent Young Mania Scale in a Community Mental Health Setting, Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2005 Mar; 2(3): 31-35.