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.


Cluster Number:
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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How it feels to have hypomania.

Youtube Video: Medical Shots: Mania vs. Hypomania

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Support Group: nami.org; 800-950-6264

(National Alliance on Mental Illness)


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