manic excitement

man·ic ex·cite·ment

a manifestation of the higher energy level and particular emotional arousal associated with a manic episode of a bipolar disorder. See: mania, manic-depressive.

manic episode

A manifestation of bipolar disorder which:
• Is characterised by elevated, expansive or irritable mood, lasting for at least one week, which is severe enough to cause difficulty or impairment in occupational, social, educational or other important functioning;
• Is not better explained by a mixed episode;
• Is not attributable to abuse substances (e.g., alcohol or drugs) or medications with psychoactive effects;
• Is not caused by a general medical condition.
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To Ramachandran, the brain is more than an enchanted loom, and wider than the sky; it's an endless source for manic excitement, intriguing questions, profound reflections and a zany humor ("our brains .
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John Cade, an Australian physician, introduced lithium into psychiatry in 1949 when he reported that lithium carbonate was an effective treatment for manic excitement.