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Is a mania?

wraziel

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Hi. I'm not sufferin of bipolar disorder. But got a question... Is a mania when I find a work to do(a university work, an idea..etc).. I becomes so so so obsesive with that.
 
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If you're finding yourself obsessing over tasks like work, school, etc, then perhaps you're dealing with OCD.
 
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In short I'd say not necessarily, just because there can be other explanations for obsessive ideas; for example autism can present like this with very particular interests that are obsessively seen through. That being said, when I go into an upward shift in mood I do tend to go into phases of "projects": building things; redoing the whole garden; thinking/planning of changing career; making big plans etc. Then, within a few weeks/months, I no longer want to do them at all. This would likely lean more towards a hypomania anyway, which is a 'safer', milder version of mania. Mania is much more extreme and can be way too much, and dangerous.
 
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