Encourage the person with warning signs of hypomania or mania to:
- Take action to reduce warning signs early.
- Contact their clinician to get medical treatment or take medication that has already been prescribed specifically for times when warning signs appear.
- Reduce stimulation (e.g. reduce social activities).
- Rest (with the help of prescribed medication if necessary).
‘Medication prescribed to assist the person to relax, rest and sleep when they have warning signs, can help to prevent a manic episode.’