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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mania & euphoria: Euphoria is possible without being bipolar or manic, but can also appear in a bipolar person's initial stages of mania. S/he feels confident, buoyant, ready to take on anything. Mind feels sharp & clear. Sounds pleasant, no? But then the episode intensifies into full mania, with increasing loss of judgment, restlessness, impulsivity, decreasing need for sleep, rapid speech, irritability, etc. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difference: Dementia refers to brain degeneration, such as either Alzheimers (which involves plaques that build up in the brains cells and structures, or dementia because of restricted or otherwise disrupted blood flow to the brain. Mania refers to a neurotransmitter imbalance that markedly elevates mood, occasionally to the point of the sufferer becoming psychotic. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Good question: The expected answer is mania has grandiosity and cycles. The real answer is time will tell. The treatments are often similar. Early treated schizophrenia can have as good an outcome as mania. Mania that is poorly treated leads to depression and benefits from mood stabilizers. After several years with treatment you often can't tell the two apart. ...Read more
Controversial: The use of antidepressants (AD) in bipolar d/o is controversial. Some physicians will never use an AD in bipolar d/o and instead prefer mood stabilizers with AD properties (lithium). Other physicians do use AD in bipolar d/o. It really depends on the patient and how he/she has responded in the past. However if an AD is used, the patient generally should be on a mood stabilizer to prevent mania. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has been diagnozed mania, she got through therapy last year, and now, 3 days before, mania is back...What is the best therapy?
See Doctor: See your doctor and return to therapy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr.Kira stein i asked about easing symptoms of mixed mania you said see a psychiatrist and take meds. I do both but am resistant to so many meds.
More info needed: Mixed mania can be quite difficult to treat. My favorite combo has become tegretol and lithium along with twice a day Fanapt (iloperidone) at a dose of 8 mg PO bid ( gradually building up from the starter packets your psychiatrist likely has available. I don't know what meds you have tried, but i hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Elevated Mood: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer