What is a Manic Episode and What Are the Signs

What is a Manic Episode and What Are the Signs

What is a Manic Episode

A manic episode is the part of bipolar disorder that is an upswing and hyperactive. A manic episode can last for hours or days or weeks. Depending on the treatment and how soon the person was treated. A manic episode can also be the most disruptive part of the bipolar condition. Mania affects people differently but most people tend to share the same severe signs of the mania. The manic episode is the complete opposite of the depressive episode. A manic episode can come with a wide array of signs and side effects. Most of these signs are.

  • Full of Energy
  • Less Need for Sleep
  • Can Stay Awake for Days
  • Over Happy or Elated Without Cause
  • Delusional
  • Has Hallucination’s
  • Irritated
  • Agitated
  • Talking Very Rapidly
  • Racing Thoughts
  • Delusions of Grandeur
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irresponsible Spending of Money
  • Risky Sex
  • Fight or Flight Kicks in

These are most of the main signs of bipolar mania or a manic episode. They can be less severe or more severe depending on how bad the manic episode is. A severe manic episode can be extreme and dangerous to the person that it is happening to. If you or a loved one may be bipolar please seek help immediately.

Check out this video below that talks about what a manic episode is.

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