Information on Mania

An article from StatPearls gives information on the etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of mania. The definition of mania is the occurrence of a change in behavior that significantly impacts a person’s functioning for at least one week. Certain characteristics of mania include increased amount of talkativeness, fast speech, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, distractibility, heightened amount of goal-directed activity, and psychomotor agitation. Mania also frequently presents with psychotic features that include delusions or hallucinations. Mania is a characteristic of bipolar I disorder. One manic phase is adequate enough to make a bipolar I disorder diagnosis, while the majority of cases also include hypomanic and depressed episodes.

Reference: Dailey MW, Saadabadi A. Mania. StatPearls. Updated July 19, 2022. Accessed August 4, 2022.

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