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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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How can I stop compulsive shopping?

How can I stop  compulsive shopping?

Seek help: The underlying cause - if one can be found- should be uncovered and this can be addressed in treatment. For starters you should destroy all your credit cards immediately , stay off the internet and make an appointment to see a addiction psychiatrist asap. Compulsive shopping is a very expensive disorder ! ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for mania?

Are there any natural cures for mania?

Well, yes: The oldest and best known treatment to prevent mania--lithium--is a naturally-occurring mineral salt whose therapeutic benefits were first applied to kidney stones. Slowly, their beneficial effects on mania were discovered. Like digitalis--an extract of foxglove found to be helpful for "dropsy", then created in pure form as digoxin--many modern psych medications are natural, just purified. ...Read more

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How do you get mania symptoms in an introvert?

A state, not a trait: Introversion is a personality or trait variable — a way of describing a person's usual way of relating to the world. Mania is a temporary state, not a trait. A manic state overshadows personality variables. Introverts and extraverts don't look different during a manic episode, and i'm not aware that introversion protects against mania or bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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How can I stick to my diet at the shopping mall?

How can I stick to my diet at the shopping mall?

Eat healthy foods!: You need a lifestyle modification diet that you can live with that nourishes, provides needed protein, and is caloric restrictive without starvation. How about a huge veggie salad with some grilled fish or chicken, small olive oil and vinegar. Everyone will notice and want some! just tell people that this is how you like to eat because it's healthy. Then, go for a 10 minute walk. ...Read more