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 changes in mood, rapid speech, impaired judgment and difficulty focusing thoughts on one topic. In more severe cases, people experiencing mania may have delusions or hallucinations.
As with many mental health conditions, people with mania may also be struggling with substance use. If someone is using substances and has a mental health condition, it can worsen the symptoms of the condition or trigger an underlying condition.
Assessing Your Risk of Mania
If you think you or someone you know could be living with mania, it’s essential to get treatment. The first step is to take a self-assessment to help you determine your risk of having mania. However, you can only receive an official clinical diagnosis of mania from a medical professional. While these quizzes cannot serve as an official diagnosis, the results can help start a conversation with your family and medical providers to identify next steps.