MANIC EPISODE

Is a period of psychosis or psychotic symptoms which typically last longer than one week with symptoms including (but not limited to) an- increased level of agitation, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep and extreme levels of distractibility.

MANIC EPISODE: "Where an individual displays symptoms of a manic state but over a prolonged period, such as a week, they're diagnosed with having experienced a manic episode."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MANIC EPISODE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/manic-episode/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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