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3 Symptoms Of A Manic Episode

Introduction

Bipolar Disorder consists of low and high moods.  This article will concentrate on the high moods.  These high moods are called manic episodes.  This article describes three types of high moods.

Talk Really Fast About A Lot Of Different Things

According to www1.nyc.gov, the first type of manic behavior in bipolar patients is talking really fast about a lot of different things.  For instance, a patient can open the conversation by discussing what they ate for breakfast.  In addition, he or she can shift the conversation to what he or she was doing in the park that afternoon.  On a final note, he or she can end the conversation by stating he or she is hungry for dinner.  It can be very difficult to have a conversation with this type of patient.  If you are in this type of situation with this type of patient, simply redirect them.  Do not raise your voice.  Simply stated, pick one of the topics the patient mentioned and say, “So you mentioned this.  Can you explain this a little more?”  This way, it redirects the patient and allows them to get back on track.

Have Trouble Relaxing Or Sleeping

According to www1.nyc.gov, a second type of manic behavior noticed in bipolar patients is having trouble relaxing or sleeping at night.  For example, a patient with bipolar disorder may toss or turn at night and not fall asleep or hours.  In addition, on another note, a patient with bipolar disorder may wake up in the middle of the night completely rested and not go back to sleep.  The patient may also crash during the day.  This is another possibility.

Doing Risky Things, Like Spending A Lot Of Money

On a final note, according to www1.nyc.gov, a third type of manic behavior in bipolar patients is doing risky things, like spending a lot of money.  This behavior is evident when patients go on shopping sprees and spend thousands of dollars.  In addition, patients can also engage in dangerous gambling behavior and lose tons of money.

Conclusion

To end this article, this article has focused on the manic behaviors associated with bipolar disorder in patients.  In particular, three types of manic behavior has been associated with bipolar disorder: talking really fast about a lot of different things, having trouble relaxing or sleeping at night, and in addition to doing risky things, like spending a lot of money.

 

 

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3 Symptoms Of 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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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). 3 Symptoms Of A Manic Episode. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 26, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/08/3-symptoms-of-a-manic-episode/

 

Last updated: 21 Aug 2017
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