psych/chem dependency rotation, looking for a specific word to help with MSE

  1. 0 Today as part of my psych/mental health rotation I was in the chemical dependency unit working with a patient who was there for opiate detox but also has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (well managed). During my interaction part of my assignment was to assess mental status. Regarding his behavior I would say that he was very cheery, friendly, appropriate, slightly jumpy, slightly abrupt, a little bit louder than he needed to be in group especially when interrupted, but by no means hyperactive. I would not say hypomanic. I was wondering if there was a specific term that describes a level even lower than hypomanic but not quite the norm (this may have been his baseline but today was my first day meeting him so I dont know whats "normal" for him). Any input would be appreciated.
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