hypermania

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hypermania

(ˌhaɪpəˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychology) psychol a condition of extreme mania
ˌhyperˈmanic adj

hypermania

an acute mania.
See also: Insanity, Manias
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After treating a young woman with delirious mania, we were compelled to comment on the case report "Confused and nearly naked after going on spending sprees" (Cases That Test Your Skills, Current Psychiatry.
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