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Relating to or characterized by mania. See: amok.
Synonym(s): manic


Psychiatry Relating to or affected by mania.


See mania.


(1) Referring to an elevated mood.
(2) Referring to a manic episode.


Relating to or characterized by mania.
Synonym(s): manic.

Patient discussion about manic

Q. could my child have manic depression? My 15 year old girl has been too upset about her weight but I see her at different times with too different moods. sometimes it looks like she's very depressed and sometimes she's happy but too happy- like unreal happiness. can it be bipolar? I'm really afraid

A. yea actually there's my sister who is closer to her age and they're pretty attached but my girl can get pissed on anyone right now- wouldnt want to burn this connection as well so I have to be carefull.
what would you suggest her to do?

Q. One of my friend`s son in the manic episode. I have seen people in manic episode to be happy. What could be the reason for their happiness. One of my friend`s son in the manic episode, is generally seen with high euphoria, but often he gets in to different episodes, where he seems to be happy but at the same time aggressive, which is a symptom of depression. Please clarify?

A. Yes Waylon, all bipolar in manic episode are happy for no reasons. All Bipolar with depressions are depressed continuously with aggression and agitation. These two episodes of bipolars are at different poles, but a bipolar with mixed episodes is also found among some. Your friend’s son may also be in the mixed episode where bipolars have mania and depression as well at the same time.

Q. what is this and how it differs during episodes of mania and depression? I have heard of psychotic symptoms, what is this and how it differs during episodes of mania and depression?

A. I believe that psychosis is more common among people who have Bipolar 1. Psychosis develops in manias as Johnson said above, the person believes themselves to be someone, something they are not. They can believe themselves to be rich or invincable. I knew a gentleman once that was arrested at a car dealership because he believed that he had all the money in the world and was insisting that the dealership give him a Dodge Viper and refused to leave the showroom. When the day before he had spent both his and his partners entire paychecks on a bike (leaving no money for bills etc...) Sometime during that day he left the bike lying arund on the street somewhere because he said he had plenty of money and would just go and get another one.
In a depressive state psychosis can manifest in other ways such as believeing in all kinds of conspiracy theories, believing the world is ending... etc...
Essentially the difference between psychosis in mania and depression is that in mania the per

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On Monday, I found him grinning manically while hunched over his laptop.
She's a manically cheery person who thinks that because I live and breathe in the world of news, I've become Grinch She admits to rarely reading a newspaper or watching the news because it's all too depressing.
The idiosyncratic pairing of human and animal photography, combined with comic artwork--like a manically grinning dolphin head perched atop a chubby infant body--add an unmistakable allure for children in Grades 4 to 6.
and the only answer I could come up with was "real people" - people that are manically doing their shopping this afternoon, people that are working extra shifts to pay for Christmas, people decorating their Christmas tree, however big or small it is.
Nothing still about this lot with jaunty, edgy indie that goes round and round rather more manically than a windmill.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC manically ripped off his shirt after victory over Lleyton Hewitt but showed a softer side when halting his semi-final practice session to play with a ladybird.
A scene where Pip's mother - played by talented Mary Fortune - dusts manically and snaps at the hapless Pip for hanging around the house - was just brilliant.
But I really think Davina McCall is a robot, which would explain her constantly upbeat, manically grinning expression.
The videos Rhodes showed are short, manically abstruse loops containing several levels of images sampled via green screen--Song of the South was the first production to use this particular chromatic animation technique to incorporate live actors into an animated world--and he arranged the viewing space as a lovingly tended chaos of scattered paper, boards, window frames, kitschy glimmering gothic candelabra, and pictographs crudely and mechanically painted in green and framed with plastic ivy, not to mention the film props like stepladder and mattress.
They grimaced, heads in their hands, fingers manically massaging their temples.
And, if that's not enough, there's Ferreira holding a contorted pose--she rolls herself up like a blanket--while manically chattering about a floating garbage patch in the Pacific.
A drinker at the pub said: "She was off her face and shouting manically.