Symptoms of Mania


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General information about symptoms of Mania: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Mania. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Mania. Furthermore, symptoms of Mania may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Mania.

List of symptoms of Mania: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Mania includes:

Symptoms of Mania: When You're Manic...1

When people are in a manic "high," they may be overactive, overly talkative, have a great deal of energy, and have much less need for sleep than normal. They may switch quickly from one topic to another, as if they cannot get their thoughts out fast enough. Their attention span is often short, and they can be easily distracted. Sometimes people who are "high" are irritable or angry and have false or inflated ideas about their position or importance in the world. They may be very elated, and full of grand schemes that might range from business deals to romantic sprees. Often, they show poor judgment in these ventures. Mania, untreated, may worsen to a psychotic state.2

More symptoms of Mania: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Mania, underlying causes of Mania, associated conditions for Mania, risk factors for Mania, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Let's Talk About Depression: NIMH
2. excerpt from Medications: NIMH

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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