Do You Have Symptoms of Mania?
Do you experience sudden, extreme highs in mood, often accompanied by increased energy and impulsivity? Are periods of elevated mood and excessive activity interfering with your daily life and relationships? Have you noticed racing thoughts, a reduced need for sleep, or risky behaviors during these mood swings?
Mania is a critical component of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition affecting millions of individuals worldwide. It's characterized by periods of extreme mood shifts, swinging from mania (or hypomania, a milder form) to depression.
Key signs of mania include:
Increased Energy: Mania often brings a surge of energy, making you feel invincible and hyperactive.
Decreased Need for Sleep: You may find yourself needing less sleep and feeling perfectly rested in just a few hours.
Rapid Thoughts and Speech: Thoughts and speech can become pressured, making it difficult for others to follow your conversation.
Grandiosity: Manic individuals may develop grandiose beliefs about their abilities or engage in risky behaviors.
Impulsivity: Impulsive decision-making can lead to reckless actions, such as overspending or engaging in unsafe activities.
Irritability: Some people may become easily agitated and irritable during manic episodes.
Distractibility: Concentration and focus can become challenging due to racing thoughts.
Who is this Quiz for?
This quiz is tailored for individuals who've encountered symptoms of mania linked to bipolar disorder, those contemplating whether these signs align with mania, and individuals with a medical diagnosis, assessing the intensity of their episodes and progress.
Is this Quiz Accurate?
This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.