Mania

Mania is a psychological condition that causes a person to experience unreasonable euphoria, very intense moods, hyperactivity, and delusions. Mania (or manic episodes) is a common symptom of bipolar disorder.

Mania can be a dangerous condition for several reasons. People may not sleep or eat while in a manic episode. They may engage in risky behaviors and harm themselves. People with mania have a greater risk of experiencing hallucinations and other perceptual disturbances.

Recognizing the symptoms of mania is not simply academic. Symptoms of a manic episode can be a medical emergency, just as symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pain, or bleeding are.
When looking to identify possible a possible manic episode, it's important to consider the person's typical behavior as an important element of mania is that it represents a change from you or your loved one's usual behavior.
Here are some of the common behaviors associated with a manic episode—behaviors that you may likely easily observe, so you can recognize the need for help.