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What are symptoms of bipolar mania or hypo-mania?

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1) Bipolar mania or hypo-mania symptoms include:

  • Euphoria or irritability
  • Increased energy and activity
  • Excessive talk; racing thoughts
  • Inflated self-esteem
  • Unusual energy; less need for sleep
  • Impulsiveness, a reckless pursuit of gratification (shopping sprees, impetuous travel, more and sometimes promiscuous sex, high-risk business investments, fast driving)

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatry Association: .  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Kupfer, J. (editor). ., Current Psychiatry, 2004.  Bipolar Depression The Clinician's Reference Guide

Geddes, JR. , American Journal of Psychiatry, 2004.  Long Term Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

McElroy SL. , Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; 2004. A 52 Week Continuation Study of Lamotrigine In the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 11, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatry Association: .  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Kupfer, J. (editor). ., Current Psychiatry, 2004.  Bipolar Depression The Clinician's Reference Guide

Geddes, JR. , American Journal of Psychiatry, 2004.  Long Term Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

McElroy SL. , Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; 2004. A 52 Week Continuation Study of Lamotrigine In the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 11, 2017

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