manic episode mood disorder


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Related to manic episode mood disorder: Mixed episode

manic episode mood disorder

A distinct period of an abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood that lasts at least 1 week. Three additional symptoms from the following list are required to establish the diagnosis: 1. inflated self-esteem or grandiosity,2. decreased need for sleep,3. changing pressure of speech (speech that is loud, rapid, or difficult to interrupt; nonstop talking),4. flight of ideas,5. distractibility,6. increased involvement in goal-directed activities or psychomotor agitation, and 7. excessive involvement in pleasurable activities with a high potential for painful consequences.The mood disturbance is sufficiently severe to impair occupational functioning, usual social activities, or relationships with others, or to require hospitalization to prevent harm to self or others; there are psychotic features. These changes are not due to drugs or to a general medical condition.
See also: mood disorder