Mania is basically a behavioural condition that is associated with bipolar disorder. It represents extreme mood swings with heightened expression of all feelings and emotions. The condition is often conceived as a mirror image to depression. People experiencing mania may feel highly euphoric and irritable. Along with the heightened mood, the other symptoms include flight of ideas and pressure of speech, and increased energy, decreased need for sleep, and hyperactivity.
HOW IS MANIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Mania depends on specific symptoms and a complete psychological examination. There are no lab tests for diagnosing Mania, but psychiatrists perform a physical examination and evaluate your symptoms. Your family and medical history is also evaluated. Lab tests may be performed to rule out other illnesses
HOW IS MANIA TREATED?
Treatment of Mania aims at stabilizing the mood by using mood stabilizers like lithium. Anticonvulsants and antipsychotics may be prescribed in some cases. For some patients antidepressants may be given
DID YOU KNOW?
Mania is the Greek word for madness. It is derived from maimai, to rave in anger. The Maniai in Greek mythology were the Furies who pursued those who had done unavenged crimes and drove them to madness.