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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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Dr. John Moranville
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Mania (Definition)

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, ...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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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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What is mania ? How to manage it ?

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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What is euphoria? Mania?

What is euphoria? Mania?

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

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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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Can ssri trigger mania in a borderline patient?

Can ssri trigger mania in a borderline patient?

SSRIs: Borderline personality disorder with rapid mood cycling & intense anger outbursts can show manic symptoms if given ssri without being on mood stabilizers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dementia and mania?

What is the difference between dementia and mania?

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

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How would someone typically behave in a period of mania?

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

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How can you distinguish between mania and schizophrenia?

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

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Is there a pupil state associated w/ mania? (as in larger or smaller than normal)

Pupil size: I would suspect that pupils would be dilated with mania as long as there are no medications in the system. Medications can influence pupil size. ...Read more

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How likely is it for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 150mg to trigger mania and to what degree?

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 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

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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 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

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What is the bio chemical cause of mania?

Mania: Complex but theoretically excess Dopamine in brain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mania?

What is the definition or description of: mania?

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 more

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How can I sleep through a hypo mania?

How can I sleep through a hypo mania?

Hypomania: You need to have your condition addressed. If indeed you are hypomanic then you need to call your provider. You should be seen. ...Read more

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