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can being unusually happy mean one is sick like delirious?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Rarely: People with mania are usually more over-active than happy, and euphoria usually (whether from getting high or mental illness) look pretty quiet from the outside - a person is more tuned out than excited. A delirious person is confused and disoriented. Being unusually upbeat in a very bad situation can be denial, or can just be a way of coping. If concerned, consult a mental health professional.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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