Q. My mom gets hyper for no reason. What could be the cause?

Answered by
Dr. Manjunadh M Nair
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 07, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

My mother gets hyper for no reason. She keeps repeating things over and over again. She gets too upset easily. She has a high blood pressure, thyroid problems, as well as migraine. But, she takes medicines only for her thyroid issues. Can you tell me what she should do?

Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Psychiatry Psychologist/ Counsellor Psychotherapy Sexology
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Symptoms you described could be part of a depressive disorder. It is difficult to confirm with out knowing more details.

  1. What is her age?
  2. Is she under any kind of stress?
  3. Since when do you observe these behavioral changes?
  4. How is her sleep?
  5. Is she dull most of the times?
  6. How is her self-care?
  7. Is she talking to other people well? Or has social interaction reduced?

Kindly read the questions I have asked and reply.

for more information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist

Hello doctor,

Thanks for replying. She is 46 years old. She is in constant stress. I am observing this behavior from more than a year now. Her sleep is very disturbed. She wakes up even if there is a small noise. She is poor at self-care. She is hyper even while talking to others.

Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Psychiatry Psychologist/ Counsellor Psychotherapy Sexology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • From your description, she could have a psychiatric condition called hypomania. To diagnose it, she will require a detailed assessment.
  • Medications can help, but before that, a CT scan of the head is required, to see if there are no other issues, since she already has risk factors like hypertension.
  • For the time being a small dose of Olanzapine 5 mg at night would help.

For more information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist

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