Hypomania

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What is hypomania?

Hypomania is a less severe form of mania characterized by elevated mood, hyperactivity, and grandiosity. In contrast to mania, these symptoms do not cause significant impairment of the individual`s productivity at work, or social and family relationships.

Common symptoms reported by people with hypomania

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hypomania

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
hypomania (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (3) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
hypomania (3) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)

Data from patients with hypomania, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hypomania

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypomania (2 evaluations)
Side effects
acne breakout constipation 4 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
hypomania (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems breathing difficulty 13 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
anxious mood (3) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hypomania
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation with restlessness difficulty falling asleep 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
hypomania (3) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
hypomania apathy 7 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood difficulty with orgasm 6 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hypomania insomnia 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hypomania, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hypomania on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 26
30s 47
40s 26
50s 29
60s 19
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 41
Female 108

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 13

These charts show data from hypomania patients who have completed their condition history
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