Definition of Mixed mania

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Mixed mania: A state of mind characterized by symptoms of both mania and depression seen sometimes in bipolar disorders. It is more common in bipolar children and women. A person experiencing mixed mania may feel agitated, angry, irritable, and depressed all at once. Because it combines a high activity level with depression, mixed mania poses a particular danger of suicide or self- injury. Treatment is by mood-stabilizing medication, sometimes accompanied by anti-depressant or neuroleptic medication.

Also known as: Agitated depression. See also: Bipolar disorder.

SLIDESHOW

What Is Bipolar Disorder? Symptoms, Manic Episodes, Testing See Slideshow

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors