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You might feel helpless when someone you know experiences a
manic episode. Here’s how you can confidently step in if they ask
A bipolar disorder manic episode is a period of heightened energy
that lasts at least several days. It may include an unprompted
sense of euphoria, confidence, or irritability.
Both mania and its less severe form, hypomania, are key
components of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a
neurocognitive condition characterized by shifts in mood. It’s
categorized into several diagnostic types.
When someone is experiencing mania, their behavior may be
difficult to understand from the outside. Neighbors, co-workers,
friends, or family may feel alarmed, confused, or frustrated with
not knowing how to help.
By recognizing potential warning signs of a manic episode, the
loved ones of those with bipolar disorder can empower themselves
and respond productively to these difficult situations.
We intend to provide you with the facts, guidance, and
encouragement to do just that.
Leading up to a manic episode, you may notice a loved one with
bipolar disorder exhibiting energy levels or giddiness not typical
Maybe they’ve become increasingly obsessive about a project,
really impatient, or super chatty. This unpredictable behavior may
start negatively affecting their relationships and interfering with
work or home life.
There’s a common myth that mania is mostly positive, but it can be
uniquely exhausting and is serious.
Manic episodes are primarily associated with bipolar I disorder,
while hypomania and its symptoms are associated with bipolar II
disorder and cyclothymia.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the different types of