After a sudden break up with Teena, Robert was very depressed. He used to sit quietly in the lawn and used to observe flowers. Then one day he decided to go on a holiday and he booked his tickets and went to Sydney. His parents were concerned how he will cope up. After two months he came back and he was a different person. Suddenly he started going to office and he contributed in the profit of his father’s firm. However by evening when he used to come home he simply did not like to sit and talk with other family members. He even used to have hid dinner in his room. He also refused anybody entering his room. His parents were happy by his work performance but were concerned about his social behavior. They consulted a family psychologist who started living in Robert’s house as a relative. He started observing Roberts’ daily routine and then he revealed the most shocking fact about Robert.
The fact was Robert was suffering from mania.
Mania is also a disease like depression. Mania is a phase of extreme happiness while depression happens when the person is extremely sad. Sometimes mania and depression can occur simultaneously in a person. It is then called bipolar disorder. Mania is a mental disease wherein the person feels highly energetic, extremely happy. They find the world very beautiful and they live in dreamworld. They start building castle in air.
Lack of sleep, too much thinking, staying in dream world, feeling extra energetic, fickleness of mind are common symptoms of mania. If these symptoms remain for a week then the person should be taken to doctor.
There are 3 types –
Hypo mania , acute mania, Deloris mania
in hypo mania the person shows moderate happiness and is still at the ground level. They try to remain neat and clean, want to dress up well, become concern about their beauty and how they look, suddenly start writing letters or sometimes try to impress the person of opposite sex. In some profession like painters, salesman hypomania sometimes become very successful but slowly some behavior changes also occur like, they start analyzing everybody, they try to dominate others.
Acute mania is second phase. In acute mania the person have symptoms like irritation, anxiety, tendency to talk in high pitch, giving commands to people, in most cases the person forgets his social connection.
The final stage is Deloris mania, here the person feels extremely energetic and excited. The condition can lead to a tendency of physical violence. The person sometimes shouts or laughs without any reason.
The causes for mania is difficult to ascertain. In some cases depression can lead to mania wherein the person in order to come out of depression, start believing that the world is beautiful and start building castle in air to divert his mind from reality.
The solution lies in taking care of the person and making him understand the reality. Harsh behavior of family and close ones can deteriorate the situation. Medical advice is must.