ACUTE MANIA

the frenzied stage of bipolar I disorder, classified by a very erratic and happy or cranky mood alongside hyperactivity, exceedingly accelerated thought patterns and talking, unrepressed and careless behavior, and overproduction of ideas.

ACUTE MANIA: "Autumn's family can always tell when she quits taking her medication for her bipolar disorder because episodes of acute mania return rather quickly."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACUTE MANIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/acute-mania/ (accessed December 12, 2019).
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