manic phase

(redirected from manic phase of manic-depressive 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,

n phase during bipolar depression; marked by disproportionate feelings of self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, excessive talking, and decrease in concentration.