Hypomanic Episode

Hypomania is an abnormally revved-up state of mind that affects your mood, thoughts, and behavior, and is a potential symptom of bipolar disorder, particularly type II.


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Wiki Number: W101
Diagnosis: Hypomanic Episode
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Age Onset: Age 18
Brain Area: lesions on the right side frontal and temporal lobes are associated with mania
Symptoms: need and get less sleep, have more energy, more talkative, flights of creative ideas; more competitive, but function fully
Progression: may have depression in fall and winter; hypomania in spring and summer – cyclical.
Causes: part of bipolar and schizophrenia; Bipolar II does not reach the same intensity of mania as Bipolar I, but become depressed
Medications: hypomania can usually be reduced by reducing the amount(s) of medication(s); antidepressants for 2-5 years
Therapies: CBT may help.


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  • The clinical picture of influenza against other respiratory tract infections in a general practitioner practice
    by Aneta Rzepka on October 26, 2021

    INTRODUCTION: Influenza is an acute infectious disease caused by an RNA virus. In Poland, influenza occurs seasonally during the epidemic period lasting from October to April. The peak of influenza incidence in Poland falls in the first quarter of the year, with a comparable number of cases in January, February and March. Influenza can be severe in some patients, requiring hospitalization, or even fatal, especially in high-risk patients.

  • Trends of new-onset psychosis or mania in psychiatric emergency departments during the COVID19 pandemic: a longitudinal comparative study
    by Aviv Segev on October 26, 2021

    COVID19 infection was associated with possible psychiatric manifestations, including psychosis and mania. In addition, psychiatric disorders might be triggered by severe psychological reactions to the pandemic or the measures taken to contain it. This study aimed to assess the trends of new-onset psychosis/mania during the pandemic timeline. Psychiatric emergency department records during January-July 2019 and 2020 of two regional mental health centers were manually examined. Cases of new-onset...

  • Poststroke Bipolar Disorder
    by Rodrigo Saraiva on October 26, 2021

    Various diseases that impact different systems and organs in the body may trigger manic episodes. Strokes are often associated with psychiatric symptoms, particularly depressive and, more rarely, manic. We herein report a case of bipolar disorder secondary to cerebrovascular disease in a 67-year-old man with no personal or family history of psychiatric illness who, at the age of 64, had a bilateral ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory. About 20 days after this stroke, he...

  • First Manic Attack During COVID-19 Treatment: A Case Report
    by Nalan Varsak on October 25, 2021

    On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the infection of novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, is a pandemic. Various studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 infection can trigger psychiatric effects such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Here, we reported a case with no significant psychiatric history who experienced first-episode mania during the COVID-19 treatment. On the third day of hospitalization, the patient's mood was elevated, she thought she can...