In bipolar mania, it is common for people to experience an unusual elevation in their mood. During a manic high, people feel overly optimistic. It's common to be abnormally talkative, excessively energetic, and to go days without adequate sleep. All of this can lead to erratic—and at times unsafe—behavior.
Hypomania is a less severe form of mania—but it is no less important to report to your health care professional. One of the ways to get an accurate diagnosis for bipolar disorder is to talk to your health care professional about all the symptoms you are experiencing or have experienced in the past, including any manic or hypomanic episodes. A manic or hypomanic episode is what separates a diagnosis of depression, also called major depressive disorder, from bipolar disorder.
Bipolar mania can be treated effectively. Learn more about options for bipolar disorder treatment.
According to the DSM-5,* a medical reference commonly used by health care professionals to aid in diagnosis, the symptoms of bipolar mania include:
Other symptoms are usually present and may include:
Your health care professional may discuss some or all of the above symptoms with you. It’s important to be open with him or her about how you’re feeling.
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