My father is not eating nor sleeping. Is he having a manic episode?

Q. My father works without eating and taking rest. Is it due to manic episode?

Answered by
Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 20, 2021

Hi doctor,

I want to know whether my father is having a manic episode. He is aggressive always and forces his assertiveness all the time. He misses his sleep and he does not care about losing it. He is not stopping his work and not noticing it. My mom noticed it and tried to talk with him for being a workaholic. He does his work temporarily and does not stops his work. He ruined my life and many other people have noticed his intensity. He does not behave like a normal person.

He needs to very important and wants to be seen every time. He does his daily exercise countlessly. He walked in a mall for four to five hours and he does not feel exhausted. Usually, he goes for a walk for two hours daily. He feels that it is nothing for him. He swims twice a day and does things that take a lot of effort. He does not take time to eat and sleep. He does not take vacation normally and he needs his vacation to be busy. Until now, I do not like bringing things to his attention and to make him worry about them. Please tell me whether this behavior seems to be normal.



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I can understand from the given information that your dad is having a type-A personality. These people are tough to deal and they are assertive and angry. They have immense energy, courage, and use every opportunity to prove that they are the best. I suggest you get along with him, keep secrets and tactics to handle him. If he is very aggressive, then it is good to have a consultation with a psychiatrist for keeping his nerves under control. The doctor can prescribe medicines if he finds him manic. An aggressive character in males can show his way of being supremacy. You can try to have tactics to boost his ego and get your work done.

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