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."
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