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What is mania?

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Mania is a high state that happens when you have a mental illness called bipolar disorder. Your mood can swing from day to day or over weeks or months from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. During the mania stage, you may feel good and full of energy. Mania and bipolar disorder are serious medical issue that require treatment.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression: What Every Woman Should Know" and "Depression."

FDA: "The Lowdown on Depression" and "Understanding Antidepressant Medications." 

American Psychiatric Association, Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depression, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR, American Psychiatric Pub, 2000.

Fieve, R, MD. Bipolar II, Rodale Books, 2006.

WebMD: Menopause Health Center.

The Journal of the American Medical Association. “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 22, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression: What Every Woman Should Know" and "Depression."

FDA: "The Lowdown on Depression" and "Understanding Antidepressant Medications." 

American Psychiatric Association, Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depression, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR, American Psychiatric Pub, 2000.

Fieve, R, MD. Bipolar II, Rodale Books, 2006.

WebMD: Menopause Health Center.

The Journal of the American Medical Association. “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 22, 2019

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