Hypomania/mania features


  • Mood elevated
  • Energy increased
  • Sleep – decreased need for
  • Speech (more talkative, possible pressure of speech) / Sociability
  • Irritability
  • Attention reduced
  • Horny – sexual promiscuity and increased sexual energy
  • Social/occupational functioning affected*

When asking about risky behaviours, a lead on from sexual risk is:

  • Driving – wreckless, too fast
  • Overspending perhaps pointless, irrelevant items
  • Gambling

Messiah referring to over-importance, increased self-worth.

*If delusions or hallucinations present (i.e. psychosis) or severe effect on social or occupational functioning then a diagnosis of mania may be made