Manic Attack – Signs and Symptoms Nursing Mnemonic

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  • D-Distractibility
  • I-Indiscretion
  • G-Grandiosity
  • F-Flight of Ideas
  • A-Activity Increase
  • S-Sleep Deficit
  • T-Talkative

Manic attack signs and symptoms nursing mnemonic description

The above signs would be indicative of a patient experiencing a manic episode. A manic episode is a state in which the patient experiences abnormally elevated mood, typically lasting at least one week. Think of a dog ‘manically’ digging for a bone.