Mania is a common symptom of bipolar disorder characterized by increased energy, hyperactivity and decreased ability or desire to sleep. Some other common symptoms of mania include:

  • Mood changes
  • Rapid speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Difficulty focusing thoughts on one topic

In more severe cases, people experiencing mania may have delusions or hallucinations. Because mania can trigger potentially life-threatening symptoms if left untreated, it’s crucial to recognize the signs of mania early on and seek professional help.

Mania FAQs

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be experiencing mania, answers to some commonly asked questions below can help you learn more about this mood state.