Definitions for "Manic episode"
A distinct period of time (usually lasting at least 1 week) of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood.
Episode characterized by an abnormally elevated, euphoric, or irritable mood lasting at least one week, or less if hospitalization is required, with at least three additional manic symptoms, which can include grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, pressure of speech, flight of ideas, distractibility, increased goal-directed activity, and excessive involvement in pleasurable activity with a high potential for painful consequences. There may be grandiose delusions and hallucinations.
A distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, lasting at least 1 week. During this period, 3 or more symptoms of mania must be present. The mood disturbance is acute enough to adversely impact occupational functioning or usual social activities or relationships and may necessitate hospitalization to prevent harm to self or others. May see psychotic symptoms.
a discrete, recognizable psychiatric state that is often a medical emergency
a crisis state that requires hospitalization, due to the inability of the person to function and maintain safety
a serious problem requiring immediate treatment