Extremely elevated and excitable mood usually associated with bipolar disorder.
Wiki Number: PW120
Brain Area: may cause strokes, especially cerebral lesions in the righ hemisphers; deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s in subthalamic nucleus
Symptoms: abnormally heightened arousal and/or energy; manic=lesions in the right hemisphere of ventral prefrontal cortex; depression due
Progression: racing thoughts without considering consequences; grandiose ideas, outgoing personality; //to lesions in the left hemisphere
Causes: bipolar disorder or schizophrenia; usually only lasts up to two weeks;
Medications: mood stabilizers; antipsychotics; lithium reduces manic relapses by 42%;
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- Methods of attempted suicide and risk factors in LGBTQ+ youthby Yuanyuan Wang on October 16, 2021
CONCLUSION: LGBTQ+ youth showed a higher prevalence of attempted suicide when compared to their heterosexual peers. Emotional and sexual abuse showed higher rates among LGBTQ+ youth, the cumulative effects of childhood trauma might explain the difficulties in developing healthy coping styles.
- Corticosteroid-Induced Mania After Previous Tolerance of Higher Dosesby Reena Jasani on October 15, 2021
Corticosteroids have several widely documented adverse effects. However, there is no systematic study evaluating the frequency and associations of corticosteroid-induced mania. We report a case of corticosteroid-induced mania in a patient that previously tolerated higher doses of steroid therapy without neuropsychiatric symptoms. Although there is evidence suggesting a dose-dependent relationship, previous tolerance has not been proven to correlate with reduced frequency of developing mania or...
- Ecological momentary assessment of mood and movement with bipolar disorder over time: Participant recruitment and efficacy of study methodsby Norm O'Rourke on October 15, 2021
CONCLUSION: BADAS study methods demonstrates the utility of ecological momentary assessment in longitudinal psychiatric research.
- A comparison of aggression between patients with acute schizophrenia and mania presenting to psychiatric emergency servicesby Yi-Zhu Pan on October 15, 2021
CONCLUSION: In this study, aggression appeared to be more common among patients with a manic episode than those with an acute schizophrenia episode. Considering the significant risk of aggression on psychiatric emergency care, appropriate and effective management of aggression in this population group need to be developed.