A 29-year-old female asked:
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i have schizoaffective d/o (depressive type) as a dx. i think i may be having mild manic episodes lately though? how do i know if i am having mania?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
35 years experience Psychiatry
SYMPTOMS: Well if your modd becomes expansive or you spend a lot of money or you cannot sleep, these may be indication of a mania or hypomania. Discuss with you physician.
Answered on May 3, 2016
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Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Mania: One of the hallmark features of mania is decreased need for sleep usually with expansive mood, euphoria, or grandiosity and impulsivity such as excessive spending, sexual indiscretion, or other risky behavior. Irritability and/or aggressive behavior may also be a part of mania.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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