How to Recognize a Manic Episode

Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize when you’re in a manic episode in the moment – especially because mania feels great. Not all of these symptoms apply to everyone, but they’re definitely some common signs. This post is intended to help others and myself recognize the warning signs that a manic episode may be on the horizon.

1. You get little to no sleep

Manic episodes thrive on us getting little sleep – to control the mania, try to get as much sleep as you can.

2. You become very impulsive

Shopping sprees, hypersexuality, etc. can be a sign of mania. Try to keep yourself accountable during these episodes by asking friends and family members to help you control your impulsive urges.

3. You become very productive

In fact, you become a little too productive. Staying up until 2 A.M. finishing a project that it would normally take you a week to finish that you’ve done in a day is definitely a sign that you’re manic.

4. You become easily agitated

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