A period of at least four days in which the person experiences an abnormal and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, with at least three additional symptoms such as: nondelusional grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, pressure of speech, flight of ideas, distractibility, increased involvement in goal-directed activities. Differs from a manic episode in that a hypomanic episode does not cause social or occupational impairment, and there are no hallucinations or delusions.
Similar to a Manic Episode, except that delusions or hallucinations are not present. Also, the mood during a Hypomanic Episode must be clearly different from the individual's usual nondepressed mood, with a change in functioning. The change is observable by others, but not severe enough to cause marked impairment in social or occupational functioning or to necessitate hospitalization. No psychotic symptoms.
A period of at least four days in which an individual experiences abnormal and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood concurrently with other symptoms including nondelusional grandiosity, diminished need for sleep, pressured speech, easily being distracted, or increased goal-directed activities. In contrast to a manic episode, a hypomanic episode does not result in social or occupational impairment, and there are no associated psychotic symptoms, including hallucinations or delusions.