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Mania: Introduction

Mania is more than just feeling good or even euphoric. With true mania, people can be described by words like "frantic", "hyperactive" or over-excited. Often a person's thoughts and speech is so "fast" that it tumbles over itself and becomes fragmented by following tangents of thoughts and ideas. Cycling between mania and depression is the hallmark of bipolar disorder (previously called manic-depression) but there are other possible causes of mania....more »

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Causes of Mania:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Mania. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Mania

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Causes of Types of Mania:

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Mania: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Mania, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Mania Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Mania may include:

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Stories from Users for Mania

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Message Boards for Mania

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Mania or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Mania:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Mania. Some of these are listed below :

  • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement.
  • Blood tests
    • Thyroid function tests ( Hyperthyroidism - causes a speedup of metabolism and thought but not true mania.
  • Urine tests
    • Urine drug screen
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Mania:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Mania as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Mania:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Mania as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Clomipramine (Anafranil) and Furazolidone (Furoxone) interaction
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil) and Isocarboxazid interaction
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil) and Phenelzine (Nardil) interaction
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil) and Selegiline (Eldepryl) interaction
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil) and Tranylcypromine (Parnate) interaction
  • Imipramine (Tofranil) and Furazolidone (Furoxone) interaction
  • Imipramine (Tofranil) and Isocarboxazid interaction
  • Imipramine (Tofranil) and Phenelzine (Nardil) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Mania: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Mania may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Mania

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Mania. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Mania Assessment Questionnaire (14 listings)

Mania: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Mania

Rare epilepsy can cause a variety of severe emotional and depressive symptoms: The book "Preventing Misdiagnosis of Women" reports on a case of a woman with severe personality and more »

Underactive thryoid may be misdiagnosed as depression: Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is an endocrine gland disorder that is more common in women. It can mimic many diseases, including depression. The patient often more »

Cushing's disease can be mistaken for depression: Cushing's disease (or similarly Cushing's syndrome) is a possible misdiagnosis for a person diagnosed with depression. It is an endocrine disorder with more »

Manic-depressive (bipolar) disorder often misdiagnosed: Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive disorder, is often misdiagnosed before reaching a correct diagnosis. Some of the more »

Rare seizure-less epilepsy misdiagnosed as various conditions: A complex partial seizure disorder, such as temporal lobe epilepsy can be misdiagnosed as various conditions. Some of the more »

Multiple sclerosis often misdiagnosed as mental disorder: The early stages of multiple sclerosis may cause various general feelings of wellness, happiness, euphoria, or manic-type symptoms in some patients. These symptoms may lead to a misdiagnosis more »

Lupus is often misdiagnosed as other conditions: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), often simply called "lupus", is a difficult disease to diagnose and can manifest with numerous symptoms. Some of the possible misdiagnoses include depression, more »

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur from a more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms more »

Mania: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Mania

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Mania: Related Rare Diseases

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Mania: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Mania:

An irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Mania:

The list of organs typically affected by Mania may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Mania

The list below shows some of the causes of Mania mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Mania?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Mania. Of the 102 causes of Mania that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 97 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Mania:

The following list of conditions have 'Mania' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Bipolar disorder ... grandiosity, racing thoughts, increased goal-directed activity, inappropriate elevated mood, mania, feeling on top of the world, overly-inflated self-esteem



















Conditions listing medical complications: Mania:

The following list of medical conditions have Mania or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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Causes of Mania Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Mania based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Mania?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Mania, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Mania:

    Subtypes of Mania:

    Excitement (26 causes), Euphoria (78 causes), Racing thoughts (2 causes), Giddiness (12 causes), Alertness (2 causes), Laughter (10 causes), Acute bipolar-like mania symptoms (9 causes), Bipolar-like mania symptoms (11 causes), Chronic bipolar-like mania symptoms (6 causes), Intermittent bipolar-like mania symptoms (5 causes), Mild bipolar-like mania symptoms (5 causes), Moderate mania (2 causes), Recurring bipolar-like mania symptoms (7 causes), Severe bipolar-like mania symptoms (10 causes), Chronic episodic mania-like symptoms (3 causes), Episodic mania-like symptoms (7 causes), Mania-like symptoms (6 causes), Bipolar-like symptoms (11 causes), Cyclothymia (4 causes), Severe episodic bipolar-like symptoms (9 causes), Acute episodic bipolar-like symptoms (9 causes), Intermittent bipolar-like symptoms (4 causes), Chronic episodic bipolar-like symptoms (7 causes), Mild bipolar-like symptoms (3 causes), Intermittent episodic bipolar-like symptoms (3 causes), Episodic bipolar-like symptoms (11 causes), Mild episodic bipolar-like symptoms (2 causes), Recurring bipolar-like symptoms (4 causes), Severe bipolar-like symptoms (9 causes), Acute bipolar-like symptoms (8 causes), Chronic bipolar-like symptoms (7 causes), Recurring episodic bipolar-like symptoms (5 causes), Recurring episodic mania-like symptoms (3 causes), Severe episodic mania-like symptoms (7 causes), Acute episodic mania-like symptoms (6 causes), Intermittent episodic mania-like symptoms (4 causes), Mild episodic mania-like symptoms (4 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Mania:

    Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Mood symptoms (763 causes)

    Symptoms related to Mania:

    Depression (629 causes), Moodiness (133 causes), Hyperactivity (273 causes), Laughter (10 causes), Euphoria (78 causes), Happiness, Excitement (26 causes), Delusions (176 causes), Inattention (45 causes), Recklessness, Distracted, Concentration difficulty (365 causes), Detachment (92 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Mania

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