There are two types of hypomania: sunny and dark.
Features of “sunny hypomania” include:
- More plans and ideas
- Happy, euphoric
- Faster thoughts, more jokes
- Laughter, good humored
There is also a “dark hypomania”, when the excessive energy combines with depressive symptoms, irritability and anxiety.
Features of “dark hypomania” include:
- Urges to self-medicate
- Unwise or impulsive decisions
- Irritable, impatient
- Excessive spending
- Verbal aggression
Hypomania can feel amazing,
but it can also be overwhelming in a terrible way,
for yourself and others.
Source: “Bipolar, Not So Much”