Chronic Mania-A Case Report


  • Jai Prakash Narayan
  • Dwarika Verma
  • RameezUl Islam



bipolar disorder, mania , depression , electroconvulsive therapy.


Bipolar disorder is a phasic mental disorder characterized by the presence of (hypo) maniac, depressive and/or mixed
episodes during the course of the disease. A 70 year man, with no prior history of depressive episodes, began to suffer
a picture of manic characteristics as an adolescent. Despite the numerous drug treatments prescribed, there has been
no improvement, and the disorder has followed a torpid and chronic course. Chronic unipolar mania is a clinical entity
appearing as a residual characteristic in the current psychiatric nosology. Its low prevalence makes it difficult to carry
out research aimed at elucidating whether it has a subordinate or independent relationship with the bipolar disorder. A
systematic assessment of the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy is needed in these patients.

Author Biographies

Jai Prakash Narayan

Associate professor, dept.of Psychiatry, FH Medical College

Dwarika Verma

resident, dept.of Psychiatry, FH Medical College

RameezUl Islam

resident, dept.of Psychiatry, FH Medical College




How to Cite

Jai Prakash Narayan, Dwarika Verma, & RameezUl Islam. (2022). Chronic Mania-A Case Report. International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 9(1), 24–26.