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.
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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.
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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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