If the person has warning signs of mania or hypomania

Encourage the person with warning signs of hypomania or mania to:

Reducing stimulation and trying to rest

  • 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.’