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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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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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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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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 to tell if I am addicted to shopping?

How to tell if I am addicted to shopping?

The fact that you: are asking the question would lead me to believe that you were concerned about it. People who routinely but things they do not need, or do not have room for, have a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which some consider an "addiction," and others (including me) do not. The treatment is that of the underlying OCD. See a mental health professional for evaluation and help. ...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

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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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How can you get from hypomania to full blown mania?

Hypomania to mania: I'm not sure why you would want to advance the severity of bipolar d/o and i'm not sure that you can self-induce this type of mood state (drug use excluded), but depriving yourself of sleep and continuing to act on every impulse will probably set the stage. Continuing to cognitively reinforce grandiose beliefs and not listening to comments from those close will also assist your quest to mania. ...Read more

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How can I stop hypomania from becoming full blown mania?

Proper medications: Proper medication can prevent hypomania from becoming full blown mania--as well as avoiding abuse of drugs and alcohol--cannabis and cocaine in particular. The sleeplessness of hypomania can also provoke a vicious circle with sleeplessness facilitating stronger mania and stronger mania leading to less sleep ...Read more

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Can you explain mania in detail to me from personal experience.?

Can you explain mania in detail to me from personal experience.?

Mania: Mania certainly can feel happy.....even euphoric and incredibly energizing. Those with bipolar disorder often go off their meds because they feel so great. Why take meds when you feel like you're on top of the universe? The problem is, mania can lead to some very bad, impulsive decisions, and in extreme cases, psychotic episodes. This is why those with bipolar disorder need to stay on their meds. ...Read more

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How does one go training-bra shopping without embarassing anyone?

How does one go training-bra shopping without embarassing anyone?

Natural event: You treat it like the natural event that it is. If you feel uncomfortable, your child will to. Talk to her about it, where she would like to go and do, and make a fun day out of it. ...Read more

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What % of sugar is good enough...when shopping for food products?

What % of sugar is good enough...when shopping for food products?

Less is more: If we are talking about simple sugars, the less in the food, the better. If you shop the perimeter of the store you will find fresh foods that contain no added simple sugars. Packaged foods in the aisles can be loaded with simple sugars. ...Read more

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Need a lithium refill. How long does it take for mania to come back?

Need a lithium refill. How long does it take for mania to come back?

How long: The cycles of mania vary from person to person. Sone people cycle daily; whereas, others cycle monthly or even yearly. The best indicatorlis probably going to be your history as to when you cycle into a mania. ...Read more