Mania is a mood disorder characterized by extremes of behaviours such as hyperactivity, excitability, and high energy. Mania often occurs as the “up” phase in Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Disorder). Symptoms include inappropriate levels of elevated mood, high confidence, talking rapidly and excessively, grandiosity, racing mind, overly-generous spending, risk-taking behaviour, recklessness, inappropriate laughter, sometimes aggressiveness or anger, and similar behaviors. Other symptoms include rapid physical movements, hunger, high libido, sleeping less, insomnia, and other effects of a mind on overdrive. Differential diagnosis includes substance abuse (both substance intoxication and effects of chronic use), bipolar syndrome, schizophrenia, and other mood disorders. A mild form of mania is called Hypomania.
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