New-Onset Mania Following Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery may increase risk for mania symptoms (i.e., feeling very happy or elated, talking quickly, feeling self-important, and feeling full of great new ideas and having important plans) after surgery. Effective treatment is available, but the awareness needs to be understood to evaluate post-surgery.

5 Tips:

  1. Monitor your psychological symptoms after surgery.
  2. If you notice any major changes that are out of the ordinary for you, contact your doctor to discuss changes.
  3. Reach out to your doctor if you have any changes in mood or thoughts.
  4. Maintain a support system with family and friends.
  5. Continue to be physically active for both psychical and mental benefits.

Generally, manic episode is usually precipitated by underlying stressors and psychosocial problems.

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