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.
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When I am in a manic phase I get a lot of energy I can do in five hours something that others do in 10 days.
The girl's mother, who gave regular updates during the disappearance, also revealed in November her daughter suffered from "mental illness and was currently in a manic phase due to being off her medication."
He says: "Creativity, to some point, is like your manic phase. So there's a great rush of creativity and obviously that is an escape as well.
As energy levels rise in the manic phase, sleeping, eating and drinking are also interrupted.
Bipolar disorder, in which the mood disorders can be viewed on a continuum, has one pole comprising of low moods, sadness and low levels of energy ( depressive phase), as opposed to the other extreme pole comprising of excitability, euphoric or excessively cheerful moods, and high levels of energy ( manic phase).
We think it ranks up there among the most serious of conditions--more likely to result in death than the manic phase of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, for example," said Dr.
P's presentation of psychomotor agitation, impaired functioning, decreased need for sleep, increased energy, hyperverbal speech, and complex paranoid delusions meets DSM-5 criteria for bipolar disorder, manic phase. In addition, older manic patients frequently present with confusion, disorientation, and distractibility.
Lithium, particularly in high doses, is also associated with neurotoxicity [7,8] so it is reasonable to suggest that individuals concurrently taking lithium and neuroleptic medications--a substantial minority of individuals with manic phase bipolar disorder--are at greater risk of developing NMS than those taking antipsychotic medications without lithium.
This regimen was followed in accordance with the guidance provided by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP).7 An extensive search of published studies since 1980 validated the superiority of combination therapy over monotherapy in the manic phase in terms of efficacy.8
STUART Hall was "remorseless" in explaining away his sexual offending as a "manic phase", a court has heard.
The patient was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, manic phase, severe with psychotic features.