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What is mania?

Mania is a mood that can occur in bipolar disorder. It is the feeling of having an abnormally elevated mood. During a manic episode, a person may feel overexcited and have excess energy, and engage in reckless behavior. Sometimes mania may be so severe that a person can no longer tell the difference between what is real and what is not.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 25 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Depression


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