Flashcards in Mania Deck (4):
Write down clinical signs of mania
- dramatic mannerisms
- flamboyant dress and makeup
- increase in goal-directed activity
- sometimes aggressive
- rapid mood changes
- unpredictable mood
- full of energy
- extreme motor activity
- decreased need for sleep
- changes in appetite
- lack of attention to personal hygiene and general health
- rapid use of calories
- physical exhaustion
Reacts to environment
What drugs are used to treat mania?
Lithium compounds and anti-convulsants
- Lithium carbonate
There are two types of mania – what are they?
Type I: one or more manic episodes
Type 2: one hypomanic episode and one depressive episode.
The difference is about length of time of the episode lasting (hypomania – 4 days, mania a week or longer)