What is Manic Schizophrenia and What are Its Symptoms?


Those who suffer from manic schizophrenia experience episodes of mania and depression. The symptoms for this condition can be difficult to diagnose because they also mimic the symptoms of other disorders, like bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder. This is why it’s important that you know how to recognize these symptoms in yourself or others so you can get the right treatment as soon as possible. 

This blog post will help you gain a better understanding of what manic schizophrenia entails, its causes and effects, and how it is treated. By the end of this article, you’ll have a much clearer idea about whether or not your loved one may be suffering from this condition and what steps should be taken next. Let’s begin!

Manic schizophrenia is a condition that causes significant disturbances in feelings, thoughts as well as behaviors. There are usually persistent behaviors and are examined in 3 steps.

  • A prodromal step (where the first weak syndromes began to appear)
  • An active period of hallucinations
  • A residual period with occasional remissions.

The incidence in the population is 1.5% to 2.5%. Equal proportions are also seen in women and men. Sick people often have the first episode in their twenties.

In the manic period, in other words, in the age of obstacle: there is excessive spending, sexual interest and an increase in social activities. It presents significant financial difficulties to the patient and the family. It also hurts the family emotionally. The risk of suicide is very high.

Attacks and Crises

In some patients, the crisis is more common than the other patients. Attacks start suddenly, can last for days or months. It may take a long time, especially if it is not rehabilitated.

Patients usually have 10 attacks throughout their lives. However, there are also patients with more or less excretion. When the number of breakthroughs starts to increase, the time between attacks decreases.

In intermediate circuits, the person returns to normal life. Some patients have a combination of crisis and disability symptoms, while some patients have mild symptoms (hypo-disability).

Symptoms of manic schizophrenia

  • Energy explosion as a symptom of manic schizophrenia, early fatigue due to energy increase
  • Not accepting the disease
  • Excessive joy or excessive irritability
  • Reduced sleep requirement
  • Impairment of judgment, excessive thinking
  • Increased sexual desire and activity
  • Attempting dangerous actions
  • Making more sentences in speech, speaking fast
  • Excessive self-confidence

Last Updated on December 3, 2021 by William Lindberg

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