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)

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

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
hypomania (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)

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 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems breathing difficulty 12 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
anxious mood (3) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux drowsiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation with restlessness difficulty falling asleep 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypomania (2 evaluations)
Side effects
acne breakout constipation 4 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
hypomania (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty with orgasm headaches 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypomania (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog lack or loss of creativity 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hypomania (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy fatigue 5 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
  • 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 29
30s 41
40s 24
50s 27
60s 16
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 28
Not Diagnosed 13

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