In the psychology context, manic refers to a state of elevated or abnormal mood and behavior that is characteristic of mania. Mania is a symptom of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition characterized by extreme fluctuations in mood, energy, and behavior.
- Elevated mood or an expansive or expansive mood, such as feeling overly happy, confident, or energetic
- Increased activity or energy, such as feeling excessively energized or restless
- Impulsivity or poor judgment, such as making reckless or risky decisions
- Decreased need for sleep, such as feeling rested after sleeping for only a few hours
- Racing thoughts or racing speech, such as feeling unable to slow down or focus on one topic
- Grandiosity or delusions of grandeur, such as believing that one has special powers or abilities
Manic symptoms can be severe and disruptive, and they can interfere with an individual's ability to function or care for themselves. Psychologists and other mental health professionals may assess and treat manic symptoms in order to help individuals manage their mood and behavior, and to improve their overall functioning and quality of life.