Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Office Workers Should Be Aware of Symptoms of Mania

We could often find that some workers are very angry in facing the computer, and they even vent anger to colleagues and guests to create tense atmosphere. What happened? They may have the psychological disease – mania.

In fact, both mania and depression are mood disorders, which are also known as affective disorder. It is the mental disorder based with obvious and sustained mood changes and people often have the corresponding change in thinking and behavior. This kind of mental disorder often happens between 16 and 30 years old. The incidence age of mania is younger than that of depression.

Overall, the mania is generated by a variety of reasons and they are mainly related the following three ones: First, it may be related with genetic factors. The study found that the morbidity of patients’ relatives is often ten to thirty times than common people, and people of closer genetic connection often have higher incidence. Second, it has relationship with certain nerve chemical substance in brain. Thirdly, it may be caused by some psychological and social factors. That is to say, some events in life may trigger the occurrence of mania. However, different from depression, the potential endogenous problems such as personality and genetic have more influence on common people.

Because of high speed life pace, frequent working overtime and huge competitive pressure, office workers in big cities are easy to be anxious to their current life status and futures; in addition, some people have simple life with narrow social limit, they could not get enough social support as they come across big event or too many troubles. Their depressed negative emotions cannot be expressed immediately, so they are easy to have manic state and even suffer from mania.

Under normal circumstances, mania has three symptoms: high emotion or irritable, wild mind and psychomotor excitement. Different crowds have different symptoms according to their professional characteristics and actions. These three are the common features of mania patients, so people should treat them according to the specific situations.

For mania patients in early period, they can stop taking medicine after treatment. During the maintenance periods, it is better to have psychological treatment to promote the recovery of mania. In treating stage, patients should be active to cooperate with doctors to prevent more serious adverse consequences of mental illness. Office workers should enrich their spare time and learn to regulate their emotions to relax both body and mind. 

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