Mania is a persistently elevated, irritable, or elated mood. Mania
occurs in some mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. It also can result
from diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, or develop as a side effect of some
medicines, such as steroids or antidepressants.
Other characteristics of mania include:
Mania is usually treated with professional counseling and
medicines, such as mood stabilizers. If mania is caused by a reaction to a
medicine, it usually goes away when the person stops taking the medicine.
March 1, 2012
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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