Mania is a mood state characterized by an extremely elevated, expansive, or severely irritable mood. Individuals who experience mania and hypomania, a less severe version of mania, may be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which is often characterized by both depression and mania/hypomania in addition to periods of normal mood. Symptoms of mania and depression can begin in childhood and are typically present by adolescence or early adulthood. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment are extremely important because mania can have significant consequences for academic and cognitive functioning, family and social relationships, and occupational functioning. This entry defines mania symptoms and diagnosis, discusses how it manifests in children, describes how mania is assessed, and further explores approaches to assessment and treatment.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Accurate diagnosis of mania and ...

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