A hypomanic episode is defined by the DSM as a period of 4 days with abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irratible mood.
and may also have the following symptoms (at least 3 or more) are persistent:
- inflated self-esteem or grandiosity
- decreased need for sleep
- more talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking
- flight of ideas or racing thoughts
- increase in goal-directed activity
- excessive involvement in pleasurable activities that have high potential for painful consequences
To meet clinical standards these symptoms also must be significantly different from a person's typical behavior and it must be observable by others.
The condition is also not caused or explained by the following:
- Due to effects of drugs or medication
- Due to a medical condition
|Mood disorders as diagnosed by the DSM edit|
|Mood episodes: Major depressive episode • Manic episode • Mixed episode • Hypomanic episode|