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How would someone typically behave in a period of mania?

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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Up all night PLUS: Here are some of the symptoms of a manic episode. Rapid speech, racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep (as the person sees it), grandiose thoughts (of unlimited power or outlandish business plans), overspending, highly irritable (especially when interrupted or questioned), sometimes delusional or hallucinating. A person in that state needs to see a psychiatrist (if you can get them to go, pronto.
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