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Table 2 Outline of Mania dimension scale. Table shows key points and ranges on the M dimensions together with the criteria defining the ranges. More details including explicit guidelines for ratings can be found in page 3 of the BADDS rating guidelines (Appendix A).

From: The Bipolar Affective Disorder Dimension Scale (BADDS) – a dimensional scale for rating lifetime psychopathology in Bipolar spectrum disorders

Range on M dimension Criterion defining range
0 No evidence of manic features during lifetime
1–19 Elation or irritability and 1+ associated manic symptoms for a distinct period
20–39 Elation or irritability and 3+ associated manic symptoms for at least 1 day
40–59 At least one hypomanic episode
60–79 At least one manic episode but never experienced a manic episode meeting criteria for "incapacitating mania" (as defined in BADDS guidelines)
80–100 At least one manic episode meeting criteria for "incapacitating mania" (as defined in BADDS guidelines)