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3 Risk Factors Associated With A Manic Episode

Introduction

Do you suffer from Bipolar Disorder or know someone who suffers from Bipolar Disorder?  If so, this article is for you.  This article will explore three risk factors of a manic episode.  They include: having trouble sleeping, talking really fast about a lot of different things, in addition to doing risky things like spending a lot of money.

Having Trouble Sleeping

According to www.nimh.nih.gov, the first risk factor associated with a manic episode is having trouble sleeping.  This is known as insomnia.  Individuals with insomnia may go to bed around 10pm and not fall asleep until midnight.  They may toss and turn until they fall asleep at midnight.  In addition, after finally falling asleep at midnight, they may wake up at 3am or 4am and not be able to go back to sleep.  In addition, they generally feel tired and lack energy.

Talking Really Fast About A Lot Of Different Things

In addition to having trouble sleeping, according towww.nhlbi.nih.gov, the second risk factor associated with a manic episode is talking really fast about a lot of different things.  This may occur in Bipolar I patients with psychotic features who are disorganized.  They may open the conversation off with what they had for breakfast.  In addition, the conversation may drift to a completely irrelevant topic and you will know right away that something is off.  You can tell the person is disorganized.  They will conclude the conversation perhaps with what they plan to have for dinner or lunch.

Doing Risky Things Like Spending A Lot Of Money

In addition to having trouble sleeping and talking really fast about a lot of different things, according to www.nhlbi.nih.gov, the third risk factor associated with a manic episode is doing risky things like spending a lot of money.  I am not talking about spending a $100 dollars.  I am talking about spending thousands of dollars and not realizing it.  This can also be present in gambling behavior, by losing lots of money.

Conclusion

To end this article, three specific risk factors have been mentioned for a manic episode associated with Bipolar Disorder.  They include but are not limited to: having trouble sleeping, talking really fast about a lot of different things.  In addition to having trouble sleeping and talking really fast about a lot of different things, the third risk factor associated with a manic episode is doing risky things like spending a lot of money.

 

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3 Risk Factors Associated With A Manic Episode


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2017). 3 Risk Factors Associated With A Manic Episode. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 22, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/08/3-risk-factors-associated-with-a-manic-episode/

 

Last updated: 29 Aug 2017
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