Manic Episode Definition, Symptoms and More

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2. Hypomanic Episode

If a person is experiencing unexplained heightened moods, persistent high energy and unusual behavior for four or more consecutive days but less than a week, that is not usually considered a manic episode. But it could be a hypomanic episode.

Some people experience both manic and hypomanic episodes. Often hypomanic episodes are less extreme than manic episodes. However, hypomanic episodes could be a symptom of a serious mood disorder like Bipolar Type 2.2Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5. American Psychiatric Association, 2017, medicaidmentalhealth.org, www.medicaidmentalhealth.org//assets/file/Guidelines/2017-2018 Treatment of Adult Bipolar Disorder.pdf.

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