At this point, his acute manic episode
has resolved with non-tangential, non-pressured speech, improved sleep, and decreased impulsivity.
"It's clear that mania is a complex neuropsychiatric state, and that both genetic vulnerabilities and environmental factors are likely involved in the emergence and severity of bipolar disorder and associated manic episodes
," says Khambadkone.
There were more depressive episodes than manic episodes
reported in both groups.
Studies have shown evidence for second-generation antipsychotics in treating manic episodes
in children, including prepubertal children [11, 12].
A similar study in 1958141 showed that, in comparison with various other treatment methods, treatment with reserpine shortened the duration of manic episodes
Try to prevent reckless acts during manic episodes
. It's all too common for a person to make poor decisions when manic, so it's a good idea to try to prevent this problem by limiting access to cars, credit cards, and bank accounts.
"Any bad event, like a failed exam, a broken relationship, a death in the family, are all things that are likely to bring on a manic episode
or, more likely, a depressed episode."
" Many people with hypomania, which is a mild manic episode
, enjoy their state of mind which could be marked lack of inhibition, overactivity, euphoria and inflated self- esteem," explains Dr Amitabh Saha, consultant psychiatrist, Brainex Neurosychiatry Center.
I remember reading in Medical Mailbox that taking steroids can sometimes bring on a manic episode
in people who are so inclined, but may not have yet been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Features such as increased energy, elevated mood, disinhibition and racing thoughts are common antecedents to the emergence of a full blown manic episode
. There may be delay in seeking help because patients may not understand their symptoms or may be embarrassed or fearful of potential stigma.
Bipolar disorder does not simply mean a child has "mood swings." It is more accurate to think of bipolar children going through three mood states: a manic episode
, a depressive episode, and "normal" mood.
Just under 3 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 46 years have experienced at least one manic episode
suggestive of Bipolar I Disorder according to the data from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-being.