Bipolar Disorder: Mania

by Corina D.

Mania in a Bipolar Disorder Is...

part of a depressive disorder affecting the way the brain functions, with sudden highs in energy.
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To Find a Case of Mania...

People with mania in general have a sudden energetic mood. Signs and symptoms include:

  • rushed speaking and thoughts
  • less need for sleep
  • increased amount of energy
  • happy mood and over enthusiasm
  • more physical and mental activity
  • aggression/impatience
  • reckless behavior
  • poor judgement
  • low attention span
  • extreme self-importance

How Mania Affects You...

generally become more energetic than usual. You will suddenly be very active and overly excited. This may make your friends want to avoid you.

Bipolar Disorder's Different Identities... Look Below!

Bipolar Disorder is Also Called...

manic depression, manic-depressive disorder, manic-depressive illness, bipolar mood disorder, bipolar effective disorder. Sometimes mistaken as ADHD, PTSD, or schizophrenia.

How to Diagnose...

Unfortunately, bipolar disorder is very difficult to diagnose and cure. One of the few ways to diagnose the disorder is to ask a doctor. The doctor will observe a teen who possibly has a bipolar disorder, and look closely at his/her past experiences and behavior.

How to Treat Bipolar Disorder...

If you are diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you should work closely with mental health professionals to create a treatment plan. You may receive medication, or work with a guidance counselor to help you along the way.


Did you know...

about 1 in every 7 people have a depressive disorder? That's about 17% of the US!

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