manic phase of bipolar disorder

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 of bipolar disorder

Manic phase of manic-depressive disorder Psychiatry A phase characterized by elation, hyperactivity, over-involvement in activities, inflated self-esteem, distractability, ↓ sleep, lasting from days to months. See Bipolar disorder.

Patient discussion about manic phase of bipolar disorder

Q. what causes manic depression disorder?? how do you become bipolar?

A. ost scientists now agree that there is no single cause for bipolar disorder (manic depression).there is a strong genetic connection to it, but there are also unknown environmental causes. they know this from research on identical twins, one twin can have an outburst and the other- none. but from what i read there is extensive research on that area with all those new imaging equipment, so i guess we are close then ever to finding out :)

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In contrast, the manic phase of bipolar disorder is marked by a decreased sleep requirement.
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2) The relative risk of suicide among patients with bipolar depression has been shown to be nearly 35 times greater than among patients in the manic phase of bipolar disorder.