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How long do cycles of mania last in manic depressive disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Manic

Bipolar cycles usually last an average of few weeks, with exception of rapid cyclers who can show mood shifts day in/day out.

In brief: Manic

Bipolar cycles usually last an average of few weeks, with exception of rapid cyclers who can show mood shifts day in/day out.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: I have seen

three to four months quoted for the average length of untreated mania.
(http://www.patient.co.uk/health/bipolar-disorder-leaflet) However, please be aware that the duration can be quite variable. The DSM V duration definition of mania is: "lasting at least 1 week (or any duration if hospitalization is necessary"

In brief: I have seen

three to four months quoted for the average length of untreated mania.
(http://www.patient.co.uk/health/bipolar-disorder-leaflet) However, please be aware that the duration can be quite variable. The DSM V duration definition of mania is: "lasting at least 1 week (or any duration if hospitalization is necessary"
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Varies

Varies from hours to months.

In brief: Varies

Varies from hours to months.
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