Hypomanic episodes can occur in people who have mood disorders.
Hypomanic episodes are less severe than manic episodes, although a hypomanic
episode can still interfere with your ability to function properly.
Bipolar I disorder (pronounced "bipolar one" and also known as manic-depressive disorder or manic depression) is a form of mental illness. A person affected by bipolar I disorder has had at least one manic episode in his or her life. A manic episode is a period of abnormally elevated mood and high energy, accompanied by abnormal behavior that disrupts life.
Most people with bipolar I disorder also suffer from episodes of depression. Often, there is a pattern of cycling between mania and depression...
If you feel that you or someone you care about may be experiencing a
hypomanic episode, contact your doctor to discuss the possible causes and the
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November 14, 2014
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