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A 32-year-old woman is brought to the emergency room by the police after she was found standing in the middle of a busy highway, naked, commanding the traffic to stop. In the emergency room she is agitated and restless, with pressured speech and an affect that alternates between euphoric and irritable. Her father is contacted and states that this kind of behavior runs in the family. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  1. Delirium
  2. Bipolar disorder, manic
  3. Bipolar disorder, mixed state
  4. Cyclothymia
  5. Schizophrenia
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should be b bipolar manic
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i even think its bipolar manic
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i even think its bipolar manic
so u mean it's not? do u have the answer?
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The answer is b, Bipolar disorder, manic.

Mood elevation, mood liability, irritability, expansive behavior, increased energy, decreased need for sleep, lack of insight, poor judgment, disinhibition, impulsivity, and pressured speech are characteristic symptoms of elated acute mania. In more severe cases, mood-congruent delusional ideations and hallucinations are present.
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