Feb
06

Symptoms of Mania

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Symptoms of Mania

Heightened mood, exaggerated optimism and self-confidence
Decreased need for sleep (less than three hours) without fatigue
Grandiose delusions, inflated sense of self-importance
Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior
Increased physical, mental activity
Racing speech, flight of ideas, impulsiveness
Poor judgement, easily distracted, difficulty concentrating
Reckless behavior without concern for consequences, such as spending sprees, rash business decisions, erratic driving, sexual indiscretions
In severe cases, auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) or delusions (strong convictions about things that aren’t true)

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