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					Early Warning Signs of Mania
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            Early Warning Signs of Mania Relapse

Be aware of the early warning signs of mania. Seeking early medical treatment
may decrease the severity of your relapse.


Common Signs:
   • Decreased need for sleep.

   • Elevated mood.

   • Racing thoughts.

   • Bad temper.

   • Increased activity.

   • Out of reach plans.




Adapted from: Treatment Protocol Project (1997). Management of Mental Health Disorders
(2nd ed). Sydney: WHO Collaborating center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse by:
Susan Charlton RN, BScN and Elizabeth Emberly RN, BScN (CDMHP, 2003)

Approved by: Catherine Thibeault, RN, MN, PhD(c), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Care
Capital District Mental Health Program, NS

WM85-0768 Rev.09/2004
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