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How does bipolar mania feel?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Bipolar mania feels like excessive happiness, extreme silliness, and euphoria. A person with bipolar mania is fearless, believing they can do almost anything. You often feel like Superman or George Clooney. Your mind also may race at a mile a minute and you may speak just as fast. You tend to exhibit poor judgment, like suddenly quitting your job or dropping out of school and may also lead to risky behavior that can endanger yourself or harm others. During a manic period, you also have a tendency to engage in risky sexual behavior.

 

If you or someone you know is suffering from a manic episode, secure the area to reduce risk of injury and call your doctor and get help.


 

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