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What is hypomania?

Hypomania, meaning "under mania" or "less than mania", is a mental and behavioural condition. This results in one having a high degree of energy, activity, mood, or attitude.

Hypomania is a milder version of mania, and both are frequent among those who suffer from bipolar illness.


  • Having an excessive than normal amount of activity or energy.
  • Feeling extremely excited.
  • Having less of a need for sleep.
  • Being unable to sit still or being restless.
  • Possessing a higher sense of self-worth or confidence, or having grandiosity
  • Being too chatty
  • having a lot of fresh ideas and plans
  • having fewer inhibitions while taking on several undertakings with no chance of finishing them
  • Having increased sexual drive
  • Dangerous conduct, such as impulsive sex, gambling with one's life savings


  • Sleep deprivation
  • Medication
  • Alcohol use
  • Drug use
  • Family history
  • Imbalance in your brain
  • High stress level and inability to manage it.