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Is this Dementia or Mania?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 5, 2015
  • 11:22 PM

For 6 to 8 mths out of the year my mom,goes thru what I like to call her episodes where she has all this energy talking really fast ,not slepping or getting hardly any sleep at all.She also gets really impatient irriable and its like she is having racing thoughts. Last yr she got lost and was missing for 2 and 1/2 days ,this was also during one of her episode. Her last doctor thought that she my have dementia but wasn't really sure. So I decide to get a second opinion from a neurogist to see if that is the case, but everything to me is saying mania. I guess my question does my mom syptom say dementia or mania?

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  • Both possibly. Find a very open Psychiatrist. Mania can cause times in which you are forgetful of what happened but if she is getting Manic to such extreme her fall down will be so excessive she might go into a depression that will cause dementia. Its a controversial theory. Depression Dementia usually last for long periods of time and they lose all memory of the period, or at least 90%.
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