Last year midsummer time I had a bizarre episode. The main and most prominent part lasted 3 days where I literally had to keep moving, I Could Not Stop ... dancing; tap, ballet (if you could call it that) and general jumping and skipping about. I slept very little (after 22 hours for example, I was refreshed after laying down and having no more than a half hour). I sang, felt massive rushes of ecstatic joy, talked a fair bit of nonsense (or sang it) but at times was irritable, angry and at one point very tearful and at this point i was barefoot on a road and tried to jump infront of a car. The police were called and i was taken to hospital. I was quite confused in my thinking and behaviour and did some very strange things like befriending a fish in the tank at a&e, 'knowing' his name to be Mr. pink and empathising deeply with the situation he was in what with all the other fish being very unfriendly towards him. I would have set him free only there wasn't a river nearby... just as well really lol. I was hyper kinetic I think the term is. If I wasn't dancing and singing I was concerning myself with many other odd, or pointless activities. I remember becoming very distressed at one point where I ended up throwing myself on the floor after dancing into the nurses area and writhing on the floor because it was all getting too much. I couldn't stop and my mind was spinning and about to fly off into space never to return I felt. I came across some information the other day describing certain types of psychosis grouped under the term cycloid psychoses. These made this episode make sense. It was similar to mania but didn't quite fit. I wondered if anyone else had had similar experiences? Often a religious or spiritual context can be involved. The hyper-kinetic one is just one type of cycloid psychosis by the way.