• How Long Do Manic Episodes Last? Understanding the Duration and Symptoms

    Duration and Phases of Manic Episodes Manic episodes are a hallmark feature of bipolar disorder, characterized by an elevated or irritable mood, increased energy, reduced need for sleep, grandiosity, racing thoughts, distractibility, and reckless behavior. These symptoms typically last for at least one week and can interfere with daily functioning and social relationships. During a manic episode, individuals may experience…

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