ASRM-11 & ASRM-14

The Altman Self-rating Mania Scale was originally developed as a 5-item scale and was published in: Altman EG, Hedeker D, Peterson JL, Davis JM. The Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale. Biol Psychiatry 1997;42:948-955.

While the 5-item ASRM (ASRM-5) is a valid measure of core mania symptoms, more comprehensive self-ratings of mania (covering more symptoms) may be needed in some clinical setting and research studies.

The ASRM-5 was extracted from a 14-item version of the ASRM (ASRM-14) covering 11 symptoms (defining the ASRM-11) considered in the definition of mania in the DSM-IV as well as 3 symptoms covering psychotic symptoms (auditory hallucinations, visual hallucinations and delusions). These two scales can be accessed via the links below.

ASRM-11 (English)

ASRM-14 (English)

ASRM-11 (Danish)

ASRM-14 (Danish)

Please note that the wording of the 11-item (ASRM-11) and 14-item (ASRM-14) versions of the ASRM have been changed (optimized) slightly compared to the version used in the original study published in 1997. Also note, that the ASRM-5 is a subscale of both the ASRM-11 and the ASRM-14 and can thus be extracted from both of these longer scales.

Please address correspondence regarding the ASRM-11 and ASRM-14 (for instance in relation to potential translation) to Dr. Edward G. Altman (ealtman@ameritech.net).

Reference: Altman EG, Hedeker D, Peterson JL, Davis JM. The Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale. Biol Psychiatry 1997;42:948-955.