“But somebody who was there did write about it and they came up with the phrase hypomanic, and what I understand hypomanic to be is a sort of sub-clinical, not so serious as to be paralyzing case of manic depression.”
“She admitted to having developed "hypomanic" (milder than full-blown mania) symptoms on an antidepressant.”
“I'm sick of it all; sick of the medications, sick of the appointments, sick of using words like "hypomanic" and, "pressured speech" in conversation, sick of the carefulness, sick of the sickness.”
“It's never clear cut with me - often I suffer from agitated depression, so it's kind of hypomanic speech patterns with a very despairing theme.”
“Gartner, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, discusses the hypomanic qualities of entrepreneurs and leaders who took risks to come to America.”
“People with Bipolar I Disorder have had at least one manic episode, as opposed to people with Bipolar II Disorder who have hypomanic episodes.”
“At the other end of the spectrum, the hyper-articulate, hypomanic Michel Chapoutier, who walks with a pronounced limp because he was too busy to get a broken leg set some years ago, makes big, rich, heavily oak-influenced wines that can outmuscle Guigal's.”
“People who can harness their energy when they are in a hypomanic phase can be really productive.”
“If a CEO sounds like a hypomanic mother touting the artistic mastery of their two-year old doodler, there is reason to be afraid, very afraid.”
“I have a fridge full of food, plenty of beer and coffee and fruit, and no plans for the next 55 hours. maybe I can trigger a nice state of hypomanic focus.”
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