WOMEN WITH PTSD UNITED INFORMATION . RESOURCES . SUPPORT
FOR WOMEN WITH PTSD
EMAIL info@womenwithptsdunited.org

Menu Mania & PTSD Mania & PTSD - Continued Mania & PTSD - Continued

Anger
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Depression
Dissociation & DID
Find or Start a Local Group
Flashbacks
Grounding Techniques & Relaxation
Hotlines & Resources
Mania & PTSD
Mission & Purpose
Narcissism & Gaslighting
PTSD & The Workplace
PTSD & Holidays (Coping with Events)
Self-Care & PTSD
Self-Confidence & PTSD
Self-Harm & Alternatives
Service Animals
Sleep Issues & PTSD
Terms, Policy & Privacy
Triggers
Women w PTSD United ™ Support Group
Worksheets & Journal Page


On Facebook: Women with PTSD
United ™ - Support Group

Closed & Confidential
Become a Member



Help Us Help More Women
by Supporting The Cause

Tax Deductible Donation

A manic episode is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather is a part of a type of bipolar disorder.

A manic episode is characterized by period of at least 1 week where an elevated, expansive or unusually irritable mood, as well as notably persistent goal-directed activity is present.

The mood disturbance associated with manic symptoms should be observable by others (e.g., friends or relatives of the individual), and must be uncharacteristic of the individual's usual state/behavior. These feelings must be sufficiently severe to cause difficulty or impairment in occupational, social, educational, or other important functioning.



Hypomania: At first, when I'm high, it's tremendous... ideas are fast... like shooting stars you follow until brighter ones appear. All shyness disappears, the right words and gestures are suddenly there... uninteresting people, things, become intensely interesting. Sensuality is pervasive, the desire to seduce and be seduced is irresistible. Your marrow is infused with unbelievable feelings of ease, power, well-being, omnipotence, euphoria... you can do anything... but, somewhere, this changes.

Mania: The fast ideas start coming too fast, and there are far too many... overwhelming confusion replaces clarity... you stop keeping up with it... memory goes. Infectious humor ceases to amuse. Your friends become frightened... everything is now against the grain... you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and trapped.

  • Needing less sleep in order to feel rested.
  • Talking very rapidly or excessively.
  • Distractibility.
  • Fast thoughts.
  • Tendency to show poor judgment, such as impulsively deciding to quit a job.
  • Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity - unrealistic beliefs in one's ability, intelligence, and powers; may be delusional.
  • Reckless behaviors (such as lavish spending sprees, impulsive sexual indiscretions, abuse of alcohol or drugs, or ill-advised business decisions).

References and Further Reading:

Psychcentral: Manic Episode
WebMD: Hypomania / Mania Symptoms


Copyright © 2017 . Women With PTSD United ™ . All Rights Reserved . Address: Women With PTSD United ™ . 14130 Homer Road, Concord, MI 49237 . Email . info@womenwithptsdunited.org
Anger . Anxiety & Panic Attacks . Depression . Dissociation & DID . Find or Start a Local Group . Flashbacks . Grounding Techniques & Relaxation . Hotlines & Resources
Mania & PTSD . Mission & Purpose . Narcissism & Gaslighting . PTSD & The Workplace . PTSD & Holidays (Coping with Events) . Self-Care & PTSD . Self-Confidence & PTSD
Self-Harm & Alternatives . Service Animals . Sleep Issues & PTSD . Terms, Policy & Privacy . Triggers . Worksheets & Journal Page
Women With PTSD United ™ website developed and donated by Witty1® Productions: Website design and promotion for higher visibility!