What Is Mixed And Dysphoric Mania?

Question: What is mixed and dysphoric mania?

Answer: In bipolar patients have manic episodes which are often portrayed as being periods of euphoria or elation, periods when people feel great.

But in fact for many patients it's an uncomfortable state, and dysphoric or mixed mania refers to the fact that during a manic episode someone can also have significant depressive symptoms -- which seems like kind of a strange concept, but if you imagine feeling extremely irritable, uncomfortable, revved up, that starts to give a sense of what dysphoric or mixed mania probably feels like.

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