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2019-May-04
MENTAL HEALTH
  • Bipolar Disorder /

What is Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known in some parts of the world by its older name, “manic depression,” is a mental disorder that is characterized by serious and significant mood swings. A person with this condition experiences alternating “highs” (what clinicians call “mania“) and “lows” (also known as depression).

Both the manic and depressive periods can be brief, from jus

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2019-May-04
MENTAL HEALTH
  • Bipolar Disorder /

Manic Episode Symptoms

May 04, 2019 -- The symptoms of mania include: elevated mood, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, difficulty maintaining attention, increase in goal-directed activity, and excessive involvement in pleasurable activities. These manic symptoms significantly impact a person's daily living.

What is a manic episode? A manic episode is not a disorder in and of

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2019-May-04
MENTAL HEALTH
  • Bipolar Disorder /

Hypomanic Episode Symptom

The symptoms of hypomania are similar to those of mania -- elevated mood, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, etc. -- except that they don't significantly impact a person's daily function and never include any psychotic symptoms.

A hypomanic episode is not a psychiatric disorder or diagnosis in itself, but rather is a description of a part of a condition called bipolar I

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