A 19-year-old female asked:
Does everybody who experiences mania or hypomania of bipolar disorder require very little sleep (in the period of time that they are 'up')?
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Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Manic & hypomanic: Episodes do not always include little need for sleep. That is just one of several possible symptoms, including high energy, euphoria, impulsive behavior, unrealistic or risky ideas and plans, rapid speech & thinking. A hypomanic period may be quite productive and not recognized as a problem.
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Sleep and mood: Decreased need for sleep is a common but not a diagnostically required symptom of either a hypo manic or manic episode.
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Last updated Jun 19, 2018
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