According to the DSM-IV-TR, a hypomanic episode includes, over the course of at least 4 days, elevated mood plus three of the following symptoms OR irritable mood plus four of the following symptoms:
* pressured speech; rapid talking
* inflated self-esteem or grandiosity;
* decreased need for sleep;
* flight of ideas or the subjective experience that thoughts are racing;
* easy distractibility and attention-deficit (superficially similar to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder);
* increase in psychomotor agitation; and
* involvement in pleasurable activities that may have a high potential for negative psycho-social or physical consequences (e.g., the person engages in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments).
* obsessive behavior, whether mild or severe
* poor judgment relative to a particular situation's judgment call
* uncontrollable, or only partially controllable, impulsivity
* excessive sexual activity
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I've been diagnosed with hypomania once when I thought I had simple sleeping problems...now I think it's back again....