[Paleopsych] Hypomanic: does this fit Bush?

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Fri Mar 18 04:23:49 UTC 2005

1.	inflated self-esteem or grandiosity

2.	decreased need for sleep (e.g., feels rested after only 3 hours of 

3.	more talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking

4.	flight of ideas, or subjective experience that thoughts are racing

5.	distractibility (i.e., attention too easily drawn to unimportant or 
irrelevant external stimuli)

6.	increase in goal-directed activity (either socially, at work or school, 
or sexually) or psychomotor agitation

      7.   excessive involvement in pleasurable activities that have a high 
potential for painful consequences (e.g., engaging in unrestrained buying 
sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments)

Steve Hovland

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