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Hypomania

Hypomania

Sunday, September 27, 2009 18:23

Hypomania is like a manic episode with the volume turned way down. The DSM-4 boundary between mania and hypomania depends on whether the evaluated mood results in serious adverse consequences like hospitalization, dangerous behavior, being fired from a job, getting arrested, wrecking a marriage, or running a relationship....

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Mania

Mania

Friday, September 25, 2009 18:19

Mania comes in two forms euphoric and dysphoric. In euphoric mania, you have an intense feeling of optimism, creativity, power, and boundless energy. Life seems full or irresistible possibilities limited only by your imagination. Almost as common, but much less pleasant, is dysphoric mania. In addition to ...

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Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depression

Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depression

Friday, September 25, 2009 18:14

In BipolarĀ  Disorder, both the ups and the downs are extreme and disabling. The illness almost always begin sometime between puberty and age thirty-five and continues for life. Very rarely, the first episode begins in childhood almost always these early onsets occur in someone who has a strong ...

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Treatment For Mania

Treatment For Mania

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:38

The treatment of mania includes a mood stabilizer such as lithium or valproate (depakote). Because it takes about 2 to 4 weeks for these medications to work, an anti psychotic medication (usually a second generation or novel anti psychotic) is added if your child is agitated, violent, or ...

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