racing thoughts?

  1. Hi if a patient in a state of hypomania/ anxiety (?) is experiencing thoughts racing so fast it feels like he is in the backseat of a car accelerating so fast he is almost hanging is the air whats that a symptom of??

    thanks
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  3. by   insatiable
    Quote from ulmaulma
    Hi if a patient in a state of hypomania/ anxiety (?) is experiencing thoughts racing so fast it feels like he is in the backseat of a car accelerating so fast he is almost hanging is the air whats that a symptom of??

    thanks
    What you seem to be describing is a person that is in a manic state, which occurs in people that have bipolar disorder (there are also different types of bipolar). However, with that said, it could also be related to a number of other things.
  4. by   ulmaulma
    could it be dissociation ?? depersonalisation(sp)?
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    let this be a guide:
    _________________


    question number one:


    how old is this person?
    male/female?


    question number two:

    depending upon the age, substance/alcohol abuse?


    question number three:

    hx of head trauma or injury (ie car accident, work injury, fall)


    question number four:

    any other physical health problems?


    question number five:

    prior history of racing thoughts or first episode?


    question number six:

    any other symptoms?


    question number seven:

    have other family members experienced similar symptoms/have psychiatric illnesses themselves?



    __________________________________________________ ______________________________
    if there is concern for this person, encourage he/she to be evaluated by the nearest mental health care professional.

    the peace of mind is priceless.
  6. by   ulmaulma
    female, 38 and no headtrauma,family history or physical illness. Just wonder if that would be anxiety/hypomania or what the medicalterm for that would be?
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    Possible causes:

    Anxiety or anxiety disorder, yes
    Bipolar disorder, yes
    If any substance abuse, yes
    medication induced, yes
    Or just plain stress, yes

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