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What is dysphoric mania in bipolar disorder?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
Dysphoric mania is characterized by high energy, racing thoughts, poor judgment, and restlessness, but there is no sense of well-being. In the context of the frenzy of high energy, there is a pervasive mood of despair. Negativity and pessimism dominate. Approximately 40% of people with bipolar disorder have dysphoric mania.
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