Does Depression Have A Diagnosed Opposite ?

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Does Depression Have A Diagnosed Opposite ?
« on: 07/10/2012 16:24:25 »
Does Depression Have A Diagnosed Opposite ?

Ie: is there a condition akin to clicnial elation ?



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Re: Does Depression Have A Diagnosed Opposite ?
« Reply #1 on: 07/10/2012 17:54:12 »
More or less
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mania
but it's questionable to classify human behaviour in such broad terms.
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Re: Does Depression Have A Diagnosed Opposite ?
« Reply #2 on: 07/10/2012 19:12:29 »
More or less
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mania
but it's questionable to classify human behaviour in such broad terms.

Thanks BC.

We do seem to be happy to classify all manner of types of depression.

In the loosest possible way I expect most people see a depressed person as someone who is sad/withdrawn and I just wondered if an opposite was recognizable. I do see the bipolar side of things with the mood swings.....just curious if there is a condition that is all exhilaration.
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Re: Does Depression Have A Diagnosed Opposite ?
« Reply #3 on: 07/10/2012 21:21:05 »
No, not manic-depression, which is alternating moods of mania and depression.

Mania on its own is the opposite of depression, and some people exhibit it.