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3 Minute Hypomania Test

Based on the work of Dr. Jules Angst, M.D.

Hypomania (literally "less than mania") is a condition characterized by high energy levels and the continual seeking-out of new opportunities for fulfillment with little regard for common-sense limits or one's personal or emotional safety. Hypomania is distinct from mania in that there is no significant functional impairment.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who experience hypomania. Please read each question carefully, and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

Your privacy is protected. All results are anonymous.

Question 1 of 10

I need less sleep than most.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Hypomania Test (IDR-3MHT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MHT is based on the work of Dr. Jules Angst, who authored the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32). The IDR-3MHT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Hypomania Test was informed by the HCL-32’s criteria for hypomania, as published in Angst J, Adolfsson R, Benazzi F, Gamma A, Hantouche E, Meyer TD, Skeppar P, Vieta E, Scott J (2005). "The HCL-32: towards a self-assessment tool for hypomanic symptoms in outpatients". Journal of Affective Disorders. 88 (2): 217–33. Forty L, Kelly M, Jones L, Jones I, Barnes E, Caesar S, Fraser C, Gordon-Smith K, Griffiths E, Craddock N, Smith DJ (2010). "Reducing the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32) to a 16-item version". Journal of Affective Disorders. 124 (3): 351–6. Singh, S., Scouller, P., & Smith, D. (2017). Evaluation of the 13-item hypomania checklist and a brief 3-item manic features questionnaire in primary care. BJPsych Bulletin, 41,4, 187-191.

The work of Dr. Angst has also informed some of the criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the HCL-32, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute Hypomania Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Hypomania Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of hypomania, a less severe form of mania. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorder. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Hypomania test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs of this condition, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Hypomania Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Hypomania Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to elation and hyperactivity.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of M.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating hypomania as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.