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What is the difference between mania and psychosis?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: A lot.

Mania is a state of hyperactivity and excitability both physically and mentally that impairs normal functioning, decision making and social interaction.
As mania progresses a person may become aggressive, self destructive, even suicidal or homicidal. Often psychosis occurs where one may be delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory.Grandiosity, insomnia days at a time and foolish spending are common.

In brief: A lot.

Mania is a state of hyperactivity and excitability both physically and mentally that impairs normal functioning, decision making and social interaction.
As mania progresses a person may become aggressive, self destructive, even suicidal or homicidal. Often psychosis occurs where one may be delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory.Grandiosity, insomnia days at a time and foolish spending are common.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be a symptom

Mania is a mood disorder that can cause psychosis, but so can a lot of other things including medical issues.

In brief: May be a symptom

Mania is a mood disorder that can cause psychosis, but so can a lot of other things including medical issues.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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