Hypomania - Definition


Hypomania is a psychiatric disorder that is manifested by changeable states of irritability or excitement. It is a minor or more incomplete form of mania. Symptoms include an elevated mood for several days, associated with agitation, decreased sleep time, hyperactivity, and exaggerated self-confidence, which is a marked change from the previous state. It may be a side-effect of certain medications, toxic substances, or be a part of a more complete condition called bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, which is characterized by alternating phases of depression and mania.
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