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Dr. John Moranville
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Mania (Overview)

Mania is a symptom of a bipolar illness. This condition is most commonly characterized by having an abnormally elevated mood, along with such other symptoms as an excess of energy, extravagant behavior, rapid speech, reckless spending and hallucinations.


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How long does bipolar mania last?

How long does bipolar mania last?

If untreated,: Manic episodes can last a few days to weeks. ...Read more

Dr. John Moranville
165 Doctors shared insights

Mania (Overview)

Mania is a symptom of a bipolar illness. This condition is most commonly characterized by having an abnormally elevated mood, along with such other symptoms as an excess of energy, extravagant behavior, rapid speech, reckless spending and hallucinations.


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Tell me about mania with psychotic features with it pathophysiology sign and symptom treatment prevention?

Tell me about mania with psychotic features with it pathophysiology sign and symptom treatment prevention?

Huge essay question: Mania w/psychotic features is part of bipolar disorder. Presents with rapid [sometimes unintelligible] speech; grandiose delusions of unlimited wealth or power; excitement; irritability; increased energy; can hallucinate. Treatment: antipsychotic agents such as seroquel, (quetiapine) and mood stabilizing medications such as lithium or depakote, etc. See http://www. Webmd. Com/bipolar-disorder/default. Htm. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

Most people suffering from mania benefit from both medications and psychotherapy. ...See more

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Treating Mania (Checklist)

Track your moods using a mood graph
daily
Identify your lows and highs
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Try to match your behaviors to your mood
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What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

See below...: Irritability, racing speech, little sleep with no apparent fatigue, poor judgment, increased risk-taking behavior, hypersexuality, delusions, hallucinations. Other disorders often mistaken for teenage bipolar disorder include adhd, conduct disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), schizophrenia. A specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist, is best positioned to interpret such symptoms. ...Read more

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Increase in physical energy on third day of Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg. Is this a good sign? I don't feel like it's hypomania or mania.

Increase in physical energy on third day of Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg. Is this a good sign? I don't feel like it's hypomania or mania.

Yes: It is a good sign, although early to be an effect there are some who respond sooner than others. Is there someone close to you who can observe and let you know if you are becoming hypomanic? Symptoms to be concerned about are irritability, sleeplessness, overspending, sexual promiscuity, angry outbursts and very poor judgment. I doubt you will experience these. Happiness, however, is desired. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

Some mood stabilizers are better than others at preventing mania. None help if you forget to take it. ...See more

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Is it possible to prove a diagnosis of mania or bipolar disorder?

Is it possible to prove a diagnosis of mania or bipolar disorder?

Prove To Who?: Mania is a cluster of symptoms that occur over seven days (or less if hospitalization or incarceration is required). You cannot prove that the mania was not drug induced but if a drug test and thyroid function is normal and there was no head trauma it is widely accepted to be a bipolar mania. ...Read more

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How do I need to know if I need psyc meds again? I was in remission for yrs. I was diagnosed with mania. I feel like a failure if I go back on.

How do I need to know if I need psyc meds again? I was in remission for yrs. I was diagnosed with mania. I feel like a failure if I go back on.

Sensitive: but, yes: If you really did have mania as part of bipolar, it is a lifelong condition and untreated causes more problems as one ages. Treated, it can be 100% managed. Some the world's, and history's, greatest achieves have or had bipolar. Read dr. Kay jamison's "touched with fire". ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Mania (Tip)

Hypomania (a touch of mania) can be a super productive time; true mania not so much. ...See more

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What are the tests for mania?

What are the tests for mania?

Description, history: And excluding other conditions that might mimic mania--sometimes when it isn't suspected it is precipitated by antidepressant medication. ...Read more

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Can a sudden switch in medication cause mania?

Can a sudden switch in medication cause mania?

Sometimes: Some types of medication have been known to trigger mania/ hypomania in patients with bipolar disorder or bipolar predisposition. Stimulants and antidepressants can sometimes be a trigger. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

While mania is "exciting, ” it can be dangerous for the person with it and those nearby. Keep safe. ...See more

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Friend who is BP I and on meds- became mean, insulting, 'grandiose' seemed agitated, narcissistic- is he in a mania?

Friend who is BP I and on meds- became mean, insulting, 'grandiose' seemed agitated, narcissistic- is he in a mania?

Possible: Symptoms of mania can include irritability, grandiosity, hyperactivity/restlessness and poor impulse control, including verbal aggression. ...Read more

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How can I treat manic depression?

How can I treat manic depression?

Bio, psycho, social: The treatment of depression should target biology, psychology, and social factors.

Are you making sure your biology is working optimally with exercise and avoiding trigger foods, taking meds? Are you keeping your psychology in check with therapy and mental training? Is your social life supportive? Work em all!

medications shown to be of use include quetiapine, lithium, and lamotrigine. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Mania (Tip)

Mania episodes can lead to severe burnout. ...See more

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How long will a medicated bipolar manic last for a 54 year old male. He is treated for this the first time and it is lasting already for a month?

How long will a medicated bipolar manic last for a 54 year old male. He is treated for this the first time and it is lasting already for a month?

Unclear?: I am wondering if your question is, how long will a particular medication last? It is not really possible to say without knowing the name of the medication. It is very important, I think, to be in close contact with the person's psychiatrist, especially since you say there are already good results. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is Abilify (aripiprazole) effective at treating mania in bipolar I and is Pregabalin as effective in treating anxiety in GAD?

Is Abilify (aripiprazole) effective at treating mania in bipolar I and is Pregabalin as effective in treating anxiety in GAD?

Yes and no: Respectively. That is abilify works for mania quite well. Lyrica (pregabalin) is not indicated of anxiety disorders at all while sari's are. Taker care. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Mania (Tip)

Do educate yourself about signs and symptoms of mania; learn warning signs for you specifically. ...See more

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What is the treatment for mania?

Meds, PsychT: Mood stabilizers to help with mood and energy. Also, keeping the schedule and sleep patterns are important. Find psychiatrist to help you manage mood sx with medication and psychologist to help you work on sx awareness, routine, sleep hygiene and precipitants of the manic episodes and mood swings. ...Read more

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How to cure mania?

How to cure mania?

Can't be cured: Once someone has had a manic episode they remain at lifelong risk for further episodes of varying severity, as well as for depressive episodes. At one time this would have been a grim prognosis. Today, there are many medications that do an excellent job of stabilizing mood. Early intervention and treatment is crucial: medication plus psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

Ask about mania at the beginning of your visit to allow time to adequately address this topic. ...See more

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How do I get rid of voices in my head?

How do I get rid of voices in my head?

Hearing voices?: ? Voice expressing your own thought process, than it is a abnormal symptom called auditory hallucination. Do you have any others like insomnia, agitation, depression, racing of thoughts- mania and schizophrenia are 2 dz with aud. Hallu. Without psychiatric problems, it can happen in epilepsy. In musical ear syndrome, exploding head synd. It happens with brainstem stroke, lesions, encephalitis but rare. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for drug induced hypo mania?

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Hypomania: First step is stopping the offending agent, informing your prescribing doc. Ofcourse, then work with your doc. On tx for the mood changes if such persist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

Mania can give us an abundance of energy to complete tasks and feel happy but beware of impulsity. ...See more

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My bf has been staying up all the time and eventually wakes me up and gets really mad than says strange words. He is bipolar, is it mania? He is 20

My bf has been staying up all the time and eventually wakes me up and gets really mad than says strange words. He is bipolar, is it mania? He is 20

Definitely could be: What you describe sounds like a person who is psychotic. If you know he's bipolar and has not been sleeping, it's very possible he's in a manic episode and needs to see a psychiatrist. If he will listen to you, see if you can encourage him to go to the emergency room. If he will not, call his psychiatrist and tell him what's happening. If he has no psychiatrist, call 911 and ask for help. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between mthfr double aa genetic defects and depression or mania?

Is there any relationship between mthfr double aa genetic defects and depression or mania?

Maybe: Mthfr is responsible for the production of the enzyme responsible for converting folate (folic acid) to l-methylfolate (folic acid), an important constituent in the synthesis of some neurotransmitters relevant to depression. Mutations in mthfr could lead to reduced amounts of l-methylfolate (folic acid). This discovery has led to the use of deplin (l-methylfolate (folic acid)) for the treatment of depression, but it's just one of many factors. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

Dealing with someone with acute mania? Don't box them in or "corner" them. Call 911 if needed. ...See more

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Prescr. For depression: 1, 5 cipram in morning, 0, 5 seroquel (quetiapine) in evening (to help me sleep), 2x2 lamictal (to avoid future dep. Crisis) but I ain't manic?

Prescr. For depression: 1, 5 cipram in morning, 0, 5 seroquel (quetiapine) in evening (to help me sleep), 2x2 lamictal (to avoid future dep. Crisis) but I ain't manic?

Need more info: If I understand your concern, you are taking a combo of citalopram (an antiderpressant); seroquel (quetiapine) (an antipsychotic often used for either insomnia or as a mood-stabilizer); and Lamotrigine (a mood-stabilizer used for either acute depressive symptoms or long-term mood-stabilization). That combo is prescribed for both unipolar and bipolar depression. Ask the md to explain what he is treating you for. ...Read more

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What is mania?

What is mania?

Mania is at the: Opposite end of the spectrum from depression. It is marked by extreme hyperactivity, e.g., not sleeping, being loud, maybe spending a lot of money or giving things away w/out thinking. Please see a mental health professional for anger management and mood disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Mania (Tip)

Monitor your sleep. It can be the first sign you are slipping into mania. ...See more

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How to cure mania?

Can't be cured: Once someone has had a manic episode they remain at lifelong risk for further episodes of varying severity, as well as for depressive episodes. At one time this would have been a grim prognosis. Today, there are many medications that do an excellent job of stabilizing mood. Early intervention and treatment is crucial: medication plus psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is depakine good for mania?

Is depakine good for mania?

Yes!: Depakene (valproic acid) and its derivative, divalproex, are oral drugs that are used for the treatment of convulsions, migraines and bipolar disorder. The benefits of valproic acid in the management of mania are very well documented. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

Having mania, may lead to euphoria, treatment's important. ...See more

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What are the tests for mania?

Description, history: And excluding other conditions that might mimic mania--sometimes when it isn't suspected it is precipitated by antidepressant medication. ...Read more

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How bad case of severe mania?

How bad case of severe mania?

Can be really bad: In severe mania, people can be very agitated and impulsive -- getting themselves into big trouble sexually, financially, or with careers, school, relationships, etc. They can be psychotic, hallucinating and having delusions. They may not sleep for days. They can have mixed states of mania with depression, and end up committing suicide. Such a person needs emergency psychiatric help. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

Many people with mania feel like they don't need treatment, but they still do. ...See more

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What is mania? How to manage it?

Mania & managemt.: Mania a distinct period of abnormally & pesistently elevated, expansive/ irritable mood & abnormal increased goal direcrted activity/energy. Last 1 wk. & is present most of day, every day (hospitalization may be necessary). Typically you see inflated self-esteem, grandosity, decreae sleep, talkativeness, distractibility. Treatmt. Involves use of antipschotic & often adding a mood stabiliity. ...Read more

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How can I slow down my severe mania?

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. ...Read more

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Mania (Tip)

Take your medication when you fulminic. ...See more