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Learn more about hypomanic episodes!
Breaking down what manic episodes really mean!
Hypomania & mania can feature such a wide range of symptoms, from "paranoia" to "euphoria." Which of these symptoms have you experienced?
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 [...]
Mania and holiday shopping? Not a good combination.
Given the season, I created a list here of what I want, things that certainly cannot fit in Santa's sack.
Jay Griffiths asks if bipolar is really an illness (as does anyone who's got it). Illness is a condition that impairs normal functioning. "But in the foothills of mania, normal functioning is enhanced," she writes. -Sarah Wilson, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful Recently, I met an older woman who is in the depths [...]
Below are some manic notes I made. Btw, purple scrubs are what the inpatient psych patients were told to change into upon admittance into the hospital/psych ER. Color: PURPLE Patient: I was wondering what purple stood for... I think it means we are "crazy." What does it mean to be the [...]