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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

Mania Definition, Causes, and Treatment

Mania is defined as a state of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, often accompanied by excitement, overactivity, agitation, over-optimism, grandiosity, or impaired judgment. Symptoms of mania can include a sustained period of exaggerated, extreme, and sometimes dangerous behaviors. 

Mania is commonly associated with bipolar disorder, but people without these disorders can also experience mania. When this happens, it means there is another cause or factor contributing to it, such as the effects of a substance or a medical condition.

This article covers the definition of mania and discusses its symptoms and complications. It also looks at how mania is diagnosed and treated. Read more in Verywell.


Michelle Pugle, MA

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