What is it?

Mania is a mental health state characterized by an elevated mood state, high energy, and heightened activity levels. It is the key symptom of bipolar disorder, but can also occur in other psychiatric disorders such as schizoaffective disorder or as a side effect of certain medications.

7 Alikes with Mania

Learn from others
who are experiencing

Signs & symptoms

During a manic episode, individuals may experience racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep, increased self-confidence, impulsivity, irritability, and a heightened sense of euphoria.


Mania is diagnosed through a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that considers symptoms, duration, and impairment in daily functioning. Consulting a mental health professional is necessary for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.


Mania can significantly disrupt daily functioning and may require medical intervention, including mood stabilizing medications and psychotherapy, to manage symptoms effectively. It is important for individuals experiencing mania to seek professional help for proper diagnosis and treatment.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

Learn more about our editorial process for content accuracy.

Alike Wisdom

Instantly get answers to medical questions with our AI, built from the collective wisdom of our community facing similar experiences

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free