hypermania

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hypermania

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

an acute mania.
See also: Insanity, Manias
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David's friends and family grew increasingly concerned by his erratic behaviour but he was unaware of his mushrooming eccentricities and believed he was having the time of his life, in retrospect classic signs of a hypermanic episode experienced by manic depressives.
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In 2003, shortly before Naomi's ten-week premature birth in June, Hill was diagnosed with chronic anxiety and the following April, she had a "hypermanic" episode.
In January 2003, shortly before the birth of Naomi, Hill was diagnosed with chronic anxiety and the following April, she had a "hypermanic" episode.
Starling and a colleague remove a portion of the cats' brains that controls emotional response and find that these surgically altered animals "had gone into a state of sexual arousal hypermanic in the extreme" (1).
Countless women, it appears, harbour the masochistic desire to have a tiresome fop and a hypermanic team of grotto-dressers rampaging around their semi, `improving' it to the point of unsellability.
Dineley, champion apprentice in 1976, has been diagnosed as hypermanic, an illness related to depression and mood swings, but he underwent assessment by three independent experts who agreed there was no reason why he should not return to race-riding.
He later spent a month under assessment in a psychiatric hospital near Oxford, where he was diagnosed as hypermanic, an illness related to depression and liable to cause mood swings.