What is mania?
If you feel
- High energy
- High confidence
- Racing thought
- Very little sleep
- Try to do big business
Then there is a chance of mania. Mania is associated with bipolar one disorder. Focus refers to a syndrome in which the central features are overactivity, mood changes, and self-important ideas.
And also, family history may play a significant role in mania.
What is hypomania?
Hypomania is a lesser degree of mania. However, the persistent mild elevation of mood and an increased sense of psychological well-being and happiness do not keep with ongoing events.
Symptoms of mania and hypomania
Symptoms about mania and hypomania are the same include:
- Increased physical activity
- Flight of ideas
- Delusions of grandeur
- Delusions of persecution
- Increased sociability
- Impulsive behavior
- Hypersexual behavior
- Poor judgment
- High-risk activities
- Reckless driving
- Foolish business investments
- Decreased need for sleep
- Decreased food intake due to overactivity
- Decreased attention & concentration
- Poor judgment
- Absent insight
Causes and risk factors of mania and hypomania
Mania and hypomania can also be brought on by:
- Drug use
- Alcohol use
- Sleep deprivation
Family history also plays a role in mania and hypomania. You also increase your risk if you have bipolar disorder and don’t take medications as your doctor prescribes.
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Treatment of mania
- Lithium: 900- 2100 mg/day
- Carbamezapaine : 600- 1800 mg / day
- Sodium valproate: 600- 2600 mg / day
- Other drugs: clonazepam, calcium channel blockers
- It can also be used for acute manic excitement if not adequately responding to antipsychotics and lithium.
- Family therapy
- Marital therapy
Take your medications daily as prescribed and communicate with your doctor. Working together, you and your doctor can easily manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
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