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how can i slow down my severe mania?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
If you have severe : mania, you may not be able to slow it down without the help of psychotropic medications. Manic depression is a severe physiological condition which requires medical attention and supervision of the medications by a psychiatrist. In addition, once medication helps get the mania under control, individual and family therapy with a psychologistcan help you make changes in your life and relationships.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What does a manic episode consist of?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Many symptoms: Symptoms of a mania include loss of sleep for over 3 days with increased and excessive energy. Often there are racing thoughts, pressured speech and difficulties explaining yourself due to too many thoughts. Other symptoms include grandiose thoughts (like beliefs of having special powers or strength), a tendency to engage in dangerous and risk-taking behaviors, and at times hallucinations.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Why do I always smoke during my manic episodes?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Calming effect: Nicotine (smoking) xauses release of Dopamine and activation of GABA receptors which has a calming effect. Before trying to cut down smoking control of mood with mood stabilizers is of paramount importance.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have a mania relapse?

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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Especially, without maintenance treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:

If 2 manic depressives are dating, do they end up cycling in sync?

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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Geriatrics 54 years experience
Dont know: Interesting i guess could go from complementing to contradicting each other.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for mania?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Description, history: And excluding other conditions that might mimic mania--sometimes when it isn't suspected it is precipitated by antidepressant medication.

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