Mania: GIF Edition

Mania: GIF Edition

A manic episode is defined by the DSM-5 as "a distinct period of abnormally & persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood and abnormally and persistently increased activity or energy lasting at least 1 week and present most of the day, nearly every day."       There are several signs and symptoms of a manic [...]

Sunny vs. Dark Hypomania: #Tangled

Sunny vs. Dark Hypomania: #Tangled

  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 Motivated       There is also a "dark hypomania", when the excessive energy combines with depressive symptoms, irritability and anxiety. Features of "dark hypomania" [...]

From the offices of “Parks & Rec”: Depression

From the offices of “Parks & Rec”: Depression

    The best part of the day is sleep, if you CAN sleep. Getting out of bed may feel impossible.       The illness impacts more than just your head.       You may find yourself more confused than usual.       You may find that death is a recurring thought [...]