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The Mania episode in bipolar

Mania in bipolar1 includes the following symptoms:

  • Feelings of omnipotence and superiority

  • Anger and even rage

  • Enormous surge of energy

  • Sleep disturbance where a person needs little or no sleep for days

  • Rapid speech and rapid thought processes

  • Starting all kinds of new projects but never finishing them

  • Taking enormous risks like driving too fast, drinking too much, gambling all their money away, starting up businesses that fail, over-shopping, having promiscuous encounters that can result in pregnancy, disease or break up of previous relationships

A person with bipolar 1 can also be subject to psychosis if the symptoms of depression or mania are severe. Psychosis is being quite unable to distinguish what is real and what is false in life.


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