manic phase

manic phase

A phase of bipolar disorder which is characterised by a days- to months-long period of elation, hyperactivity, inflated self-esteem, distractability and insomnia.

The depressive phase is characterised by inertia, loss of self-esteem, withdrawal, sadness and a risk of suicide; in either, there is often dependence on alcohol or substances of abuse.

Bipolar disorder appears between age 15 and 25; it affects men and women equally.

manic phase,

n phase during bipolar depression; marked by disproportionate feelings of self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, excessive talking, and decrease in concentration.
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The girl's mother, who gave regular updates during the disappearance, also revealed in November her daughter suffered from "mental illness and was currently in a manic phase due to being off her medication.
Medications for pain, anxiety, and sleep can be often misused in an attempt to self-medicate the emotional pain, agitation, or sleep problems that accompany either the manic phase or the depressive phase of bipolar illness.
Another typical tendency of individuals in a manic phase includes an excessive involvement of the person in activities that have a high potential for painful consequences, for example, engaging in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or impulsive business investments," says Dr Parikh.
We think it ranks up there among the most serious of conditions--more likely to result in death than the manic phase of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, for example," said Dr.
P's presentation of psychomotor agitation, impaired functioning, decreased need for sleep, increased energy, hyperverbal speech, and complex paranoid delusions meets DSM-5 criteria for bipolar disorder, manic phase.
Lithium, particularly in high doses, is also associated with neurotoxicity [7,8] so it is reasonable to suggest that individuals concurrently taking lithium and neuroleptic medications--a substantial minority of individuals with manic phase bipolar disorder--are at greater risk of developing NMS than those taking antipsychotic medications without lithium.
7 An extensive search of published studies since 1980 validated the superiority of combination therapy over monotherapy in the manic phase in terms of efficacy.
He said it was a manic phase he was going through at the time.
The patient was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, manic phase, severe with psychotic features.
20) Dalton man who drove wrong way up Huddersfield street told police 'I'm Prince Harry' Benjamin Watson suffered from mental illness and after being assaulted while he was out for the evening was "stuck in a manic phase," his barrister Steven Crossley told Leeds Crown Court.
In contrast, the manic phase of bipolar disorder is marked by a decreased sleep requirement.