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.
How it feels to have hypomania.
Youtube Video: Medical Shots: Mania vs. Hypomania
I did not find any medically-based books on Hypomanic Episode.
Support Group: nami.org; 800-950-6264
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis
Clicking each title opens the
PubMed article’s summary-abstract.
- The detrimental effects of smoking on the course and outcome in adults with bipolar disorder-A narrative reviewby Anna Grunze on January 26, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Smoking is a modifiable risk factor causing increased risks both for mental and physical health in BD, and deserves more attention in treatment. More treatment research into pharmacological and psychosocial interventions in comorbid BD and TUD or ND are still needed to deliver evidence-based recommendations to physicians.
- The First Case of Ceftazidime-Induced Antibiomania: A Case Report and Literature Reviewby Sujith K Palleti on January 26, 2023
Antibiomania is a rare type of secondary mania caused by antibiotics. Here, we describe the first case report of antibiomania in a peritoneal dialysis patient caused by ceftazidime, a cephalosporin antibiotic. Manic symptoms were noted in the patient described here a few days after starting the antibiotic and worsened over the course of a few weeks of antibiotic treatment. There is a close temporal relationship between the start of antibiotics and the onset of manic symptoms in this case....
- Korean Medication Algorithm Project for Bipolar Disorder 2022: Comparisons with Other Treatment Guidelinesby Jong-Hyun Jeong on January 26, 2023
The objective of this study was to compare recommendations of the Korean Medication Algorithm Project for Bipolar Disorder 2022 (KMAP-BP 2022) with other recently published guidelines for treating bipolar disorder. We reviewed a total of six recently published global treatment guidelines and compared treatment recommendation of the KMAP-BP 2022 with those of other guidelines. For initial treatment of mania, there were no significant differences across treatment guidelines. All guidelines...
- Psychometric Properties of the Korean Version of Functioning Assessment Short Test in Bipolar Disorderby Hangoeunbi Kang on January 26, 2023
CONCLUSION: The K-FAST has good psychometric properties, good internal consistency, and can be applicable and acceptable to the Korean context.