Mania is defined as a state of heightened arousal or desire to do something. With mania the emotional and energy levels of the patient goes very high and they may indulge in activities that don't seem normal. There are different kinds of manias with individual symptoms but the most common ones include being extreme goal directed, not listening to others and doing things that might be socially wrong.
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 suggested for mania is usually a combination of medications and counselling. Other treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are often successful for people with very severe symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Counselling of family members may help mania patients