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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 ?

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?

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