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.
Wiki Number: W101
Diagnosis: Hypomanic Episode
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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- Psychopharmacology of agitation in acute psychotic and manic episodesby Sean R Stetson on May 17, 2022
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide updated guidance for the medication treatment of acute agitation in the setting of psychosis or mania on inpatient psychiatric units.
- Aspirin versus placebo on estrogen levels in postmenopausal women: a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trialby Mohammad Bagher Oghazian on May 17, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Since low doses of aspirin may decrease estradiol levels, it could be considered a promising adjunctive therapeutic candidate in postmenopausal women to decrease BC incidence. However, further studies with larger sample sizes, measurements of estrogen levels and its related compounds in different time points accompanied by long-term follow-ups are needed to better elucidate the potential mechanisms by which nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) negatively affect breast...
- Impact of adverse childhood experiences on the symptom severity of different mental disorders: a cross-diagnostic studyby Wenjie Gu on May 16, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Adverse childhood experiences are a common phenomenon in those with mental disorders, and the level of trauma affects mental disorder severity. Emotional abuse is closely related to many mental disorders. The incidence or severity of mental disorders can be reduced in the future by reducing the incidence of adverse childhood experiences or by timely intervention in childhood trauma.
- Emotional intelligence: a comparison between patients after first episode mania and those suffering from chronic bipolar disorder type Iby Cristina Varo on May 16, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Patients after a FEM showed preserved EI, while patients in later stages of BD presented lower EIQ, suggesting that impairments in EI might result from the burden of disease and neurocognitive decline, associated with the chronicity of the illness.