Mania is a defining feature of bipolar disorder. As a result, the condition often includes mood swings between periods of depression and manic episodes that interfere with a patient's cognitive functioning. Medication is the most common treatment for mania.
This is the second post in my series on mania or, as I call it, “Up.” On the surface, “up” looks fairly straightforward, as this rough guide illustrates: Splashing naked in a public fountain - mania. Dancing on tables, out of character - hypomania. Dancing on tables, part of your baseline personality - hyperthymic…