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An abnormality of mood resembling mania. but of lesser intensity. A distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive or irritable mood, lasting throughout 4 days, but is not severe enough to cause marked impairment in social or occupational functioning.

Three or more symptoms present to a significant degree:

  • Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • More talkative than usual
  • Flight ideas or racing thoughts
  • Distractibility to irrelevant issues
  • Increase on goal-directed activity
  • Psychomotor activity
  • Excessive involvement in activities likely to cause painful consequences;
  • Unrestrained buying sprees
  • Foolish business investments
  • Sexual indiscretions

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