the rigorous m

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quote: the manic state

Posted by rigorousm on January 17, 2011

Being preoccupied with religion is a classic manic symptom, and mania is the better-known half of manic depression…. In a manic state, people have less desire for sleep; they will talk more, create more, do more. Commonly, bipolar patients get hyper-religious in their newfound frenzy…. Their grandiosity can be charismatic and alluring.

… In March and April, our ER becomes crowded with manic patients. For many bipolars, there is a seasonality to their symptoms. Just as more people get depressed in the winter months, increased exposure to bright sunlight can elevate moods.

— Julie Holland, Weekends at Bellevue, p. 5

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