hypomania


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hypomania

 [hi″po-ma´ne-ah]
an abnormality of mood resembling mania (persistent elevated or expansive mood, hyperactivity, inflated self-esteem, and so on) but of lesser intensity. adj., adj hypoman´ic.

hy·po·ma·ni·a

(hī'pō-mā'nē-ă),
A mild degree of mania.

hypomania

/hy·po·ma·nia/ (-ma´ne-ah) an abnormality of mood resembling mania but of lesser intensity.hypoman´ic

hypomania

(hī′pə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
An abnormal psychological state that is similar to but milder than mania, characterized by an elevated or agitated mood and commonly occurring in people with bipolar disorder.

hy′po·man′ic (-măn′ĭk) adj.

hypomania

[-mā′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hypo + mania, madness
a mild degree of mania characterized by optimism; excitability; energetic, productive behavior; marked hyperactivity and talkativeness; heightened sexual interest; quick anger and irritability; and a decreased need for sleep. It may be observed before a full-blown manic episode. hypomaniac, n., hypomanic, adj.

hypomania

A sustained, but mild or moderate, degree of abnormal elation and hyperactivity.

Hypomania

A less severe form of elevated mood state that is a characteristic of bipolar type II disorder.
Mentioned in: Bipolar Disorder, Mania

hypomania

mania of a mild type.
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Simply stated, hypomania is like mania, but less intense.
Mood elevation is the least likely presentation of patients seeking treatment, and reliance on patients' self-report can be inadequate for identifying hypomania.
Bipolar II Disorder is characterized by episodes of hypomania and depression.
When patients with bipolar disorder are first seen in the office, their state may be depression, mania, hypomania, or even euthymia.
She was diagnosed with "bipolar mood disorder unspecified type" according to DSM 5 criteria because of her symptom onset during adolescence, atypical features of her depressive episodes, chronicity of symptoms, psychomotor agitation, and her hypomania like symptoms, which do not completely meet the diagnostic criteria.
A number of medical reports were given to the judge last month with the court told medics have suggested the singer was suffering hypomania, sleep deprivation and paranoia at the time of the incident.
NOTE: A sexually disinhibited behavior in an elderly person may indicate a mental illness such as mania, hypomania, dementia, alcohol abuse, Frontal Lobe syndrome or an abnormal personality change.
Hypomania (the up phase) and depression (the down phase) are particularly suited to an investigation of individual differences in mood and energy.
81); (3) Hypomania Scale (H), with 46 items, identifies such characteristics of hypomania as elevated mood, accelerated speech, locomotive activity, irritability, flight of ideas, and short periods of depression.
The clinical scales (Kelly, 2012a) include: [1] Somatization (preoccupation with bodily discomfort), [2] Dysphoria (sadness and lack of personal meaning), [3] Hystericality (responsibility avoidance, low insight, and desire to be liked), [4] Psychodeviance (disobedience and a lack of concern for others), [5] Feminine Interests (sensitive interests stereotypically associated with the feminine gender role), [6] Paranoia (suspiciousness and mistrust), [7] Anxiousness (anxious reactions to stressors), [8] Schizotypic (unconventional beliefs and perceptual experiences), [9] Hypomania (high energy levels and associated phenomena), and [0] Introversion (shyness and social avoidance).
Interestingly, five patients met the criteria for hypomania, although these features were negatively associated with prednisone dose (rs = -0.
Overall, patients whose hypomania lasts less than 4 days scored 14% low er on the MSQ and 8% lower on the MDQ, "which, while formally significant, are relatively slight differences .