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Lengthy Dysphoric Mania
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Lengthy Dysphoric Mania

hey! So exactly how long can agitated mania last for? can it last for more than a month, or just a week, maybe two? does it depend on the severity or something? answer quickly, im eager to know!! :D
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"In a study of 219 patients with bipolar I disorder (the more serious kind of bipolar disorder), researchers asked patients to fill out an evaluation every 6 months for five years. The evaluation survey asked a number of questions to determine the length, type and severity of the person’s mood episodes.

They discovered that for patients with Bipolar I disorder, the median duration for any type of mood episode — either mania or depression — was 13 weeks."
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It really depends. If left untreated, mania can last many weeks sometimes longer. Everybody is different.
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"In a study of 219 patients with bipolar I disorder (the more serious kind of bipolar disorder), researchers asked patients to fill out an evaluation every 6 months for five years. The evaluation survey asked a number of questions to determine the length, type and severity of the person’s mood episodes.

They discovered that for patients with Bipolar I disorder, the median duration for any type of mood episode — either mania or depression — was 13 weeks."
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