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What are the symptoms of hypomania?

What are the symptoms of hypomania?

Hypomania: A person will have elevated or irritable mood, with a change from his/her normal, lasting more than 4 days but less than a week. Function not significantly impaired. Grandiose, less need for sleep, speech is pressured, ideas scattered/racing, activity goal-directed, excess activity in pleasure seeking despite negative consequences, easy distracted. symptoms needed - 3 if elevated, 4 if irritated. ...Read more

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Hypomania (Definition)

Hypomania is a state of mind characterized by sustained, elevated, expansive or irritable mood, plus unusually and persistently increased activity for most of the day over at least four days. The degree is less than full mania. The person is easily distractible, yet may be driven to accomplish many goals. Thoughts are rapid; speech can be pressured. May get by on ...Read more


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Can anyone explain what hypomania feels like and your symptoms?

Can anyone explain what hypomania feels like and your symptoms?

From Kay Jamison: "two aspects of thinking in particular are pronounced in both creative and hypomanic thought: fluency, rapidity, and flexibility of thought on the one hand, and the ability to combine ideas or categories of thought in order to form new and original connections on the other...Rapid, fluid, and divergent thought in the creative process". ...Read more

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Can you get hypomania as a symptom of cyclothymia? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get hypomania as a symptom of cyclothymia? What are the other symptoms?

Cyclothymia: By definition cyclothymia has episodes of hypomania alternating with minor depression. It is not one of our reliable diagnoses. I see it as one of the 'bipolar spectrum' conditions. ...Read more

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What is hypomania?

What is hypomania?

Just "below" mania: Decreased sleep, very outgoing, energetic and competitive, increased sexuality, impulsiveness, risk-taking, fleet of mind. Often fully functioning. If associated with episodes of depression it is a "milder" form of manic-depression known as bipolar ii. Though it is often associated with heightened productivity, it should not be dismissed as having no cost-these are less visible than in full mania. ...Read more

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How to know if I have hypomania?

How to know if I have hypomania?

Mania: If you never had natures highs followed by crashes... Doubt you have mania. You always know it. That's the point. When you feel euphoric, elated, tremendous energy that is a bad sign, rather than enjoying it , call your md, and do what he says you will save lot of heart aches later. ...Read more

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Can I have some examples of hypomania?

Can I have some examples of hypomania?

"She began to work..: ...Even harder needing less hours of sleep but was still full of energy and ideas. She called for numerous meetings, phoned top executives of other companies with her plans and became very angry when senior staff questioned what she was doing." it became mania: "she abused colleagues in vulgar language. She awoke given a special mission by god to save her country" http://www.Med.Nus.Edu.Sg/pcm/b. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypomania?

What is the definition or description of: hypomania?

Hypomania: Hypomania is a state of mind characterized by sustained, elevated, expansive or irritable mood, plus unusually and persistently increased activity for most of the day over at least four days. The degree is less than full mania. The person is easily distractible, yet may be driven to accomplish many goals. Thoughts are rapid; speech can be pressured. May get by on little sleep. No psychosis. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Omega 3 fats: I agree with dr. Tripp about maintaining consistent sleep & wake cycle. Also, omega-3 fats (epa, dha found in fish oil & others) also have a supportive role in bipolar d/o with hypomania. Studies have shown that a daily dose of 1-2 grams epa/day may be protective of neuronal membranes. These are adjuncts to mood stabilizing medications, not stand-alone treatments. http://tinyurl.com/orgyuyl. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medications, if any out there cause hypomania?

Please answer! what medications, if any out there cause hypomania?

Several: Hypomania, or low/under mania, is a mild form of mania. There are several possible medications that can play a role in an onset of hypomania. Specific questions are best directed to your PCP or pharmacist. ...Read more

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What is a good way to decribe an episode of hypomania to a boyfriend?

What is a good way to decribe an episode of hypomania to a boyfriend?

LOTS OF ENERGY!!!: Out of nowhere, and for no apparent reason, a rush of energy and motivation accompanied by a ridiculously good mood (again, for no apparent reason) that lasts 4 days or longer. Sometimes people get a little "full of themselves, " talk a lot (and fast), are filled with great new ideas, and embark on overly ambitious projects. Little sleep is required. Behavior can become risky and impulsive. ...Read more