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Hypomania: Hypomania is described as a mood state characterized by persistent and pervasive elevated or irritable mood, and thoughts and behaviors that are consistent with such a mood state. It is distinguished from mania by the absence of psychotic symptoms and by its lower degree of impact on functioning. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hypomania is available below.
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Prognosis for Hypomania: There is an increase in creativity, goal-oriented behavior, and productivity. The person needs less sleep, has increased energy levels, and pursues new ambitions. As the mood changes constantly in bipolar disorder, hypomania is usually temporary. For many, hypomania is an indicator of an approaching manic episode.
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