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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- Eye Movements and Cognitive Functioning in Patients With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Network Analysisby Alexander Shmukler on December 3, 2021
Background: Eye movement parameters are often used during cognitive functioning assessments of patients with psychotic spectrum disorders. It is interesting to compare these oculomotor parameters with cognitive functions, as assessed using psychometric cognitive tests. A network analysis is preferable for understanding complex systems; therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the multidimensional relationships that exist between oculomotor reactions and neurocognition in patients with...
- Symptoms of mania and anxiety do not contribute to suicidal ideation or behavior in the presence of bipolar depressionby Jane E Persons on December 2, 2021
Bipolar disorder is typified by episodes of manic/hypomanic and depressive symptoms, either distinctly or concurrently as mixed symptoms. While depressive symptoms are the major driver of risk, it is unclear whether specific combinations of manic and anxiety symptoms contribute differentially to suicidal ideation and behavior in individuals with bipolar disorder during a depressive state. This study uses a quantitative application of Rothman's theoretical framework of causation, or 'causal pies'...
- Abnormal Network Properties and Fiber Connections of DMN across Major Mental Disorders: A Probability Tracing and Graph Theory Studyby Yunzhi Pan on December 1, 2021
The default mode network (DMN) is related to brain functions and its abnormalities were associated with mental disorders' pathophysiology. To further understand the common and distinct DMN alterations across disorders, we capitalized on the probability tracing method and graph theory to analyze the role of DMN across three major mental disorders. A total of 399 participants (156 schizophrenia [SCZ], 90 bipolar disorder [BP], 58 major depression disorder [MDD], and 95 healthy controls [HC])...
- Voice analyses using smartphone-based data in patients with bipolar disorder, unaffected relatives and healthy control individuals, and during different affective statesby Maria Faurholt-Jepsen on December 1, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Voice features from naturalistic phone calls may represent a supplementary objective marker discriminating BD from HC and a state marker within BD.