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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.


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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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

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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

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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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