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 manic phase involves extreme happiness, with ambitious plans and ideas.
At the time of the actions, she was in a manic phase.
She had entered the manic phase of a manic/depressive illness.
On screen, a female acrobat elegantly shinned up and down a Chinese pole, heralding Ennui's manic phase.
Professor Steve Bazire, Chief Pharmacist, Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Bipolar depression is a chronic, disabling and notoriously difficult condition to treat and antidepressants can be ineffective and risk switching the patient to the manic phase.
Omega-3 fatty acids are more beneficial in the depressive phase than in the manic phase in patients with bipolar I disorder.
His psychiatrist, Dr Mary Cody, told the court his texts appeared to have been sent while he was in a manic phase.
I suggest that a bipolar patient who never has perceptual changes even in the manic phase differs from a schizophrenic in the oxidation of adrenalin to adrenochrome.
The beginning of the book echoes the manic phase of Jamieson's illness, with declarations like "I become the Energizer Bunny on a supercharger.
It was not unusual for me to go weeks at a time with minimal sleep when I was going through a manic phase, and then finish a trial and go into a deep depression for several weeks.
The medication tamoxifen, best known as a treatment for breast cancer, dramatically reduces symptoms of the manic phase of bipolar disorder more quickly than many standard medications for the mental illness, a new study shows.
Symptoms during the manic phase include a decreased need for sleep, increased talkativeness, racing thoughts and increased activity, including sexual activity, excessive spending or having a great deal of energy.