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Scales for Mania

Scales for Mania Parent Report Version of the Young Mania Rating Scale (P-YMRS) Authors: Gracious, Holmes, Ruppar, Burke, & Hurt, 1994 Based on the adult mania measure, the Young Mania Rating Scale), the P-YMRS is an 11-item parent-repor t measure assessing manic symptoms in youths ages 5-17. It can be used as a s creening tool and is not intended for diagnosis of mania - if a subject scores high, clinicians are encouraged to use a more thorough assessment Scoring Four of the P-YMRS items are rated on a zero to eight scale, with the remaining seven being rated on a zero to four scale. This measure can be administered in 10-20 minutes.. The P-YMRS demonstrates adequate internal consistency (α = .72; ). In addition, it demonstrates discriminant validity in distinguishing youth with bipolar mood disorder from those with unipolar mood disorder and disruptive behavior disorders (e.g., ADHD). However, the P-YMRS cannot differentiate between patients with Bipolar I and Bipolar II . The