Re: manic question?
Hi,Caren, I'm no expert, but I believe anxiety is part of the manic state, yes, but according to the approved diagnostic definition, just anxiety alone isn't classified as mania.
Many of use suffer from anxiety from time to time. It may mean you're headed for a mania, but if there are no other symptoms, e.g., hypersexuality, impulsive acts, spending, presure of speech, mind racing, then I'd say no.
But I really don't know, maybe others will.
Did you read the stickies above? They'd give you a better idea than I can.
In any case, I'm sorry you're having the anxiety, and hope you can get some meds to calm yourself down. It may be the first sign of an impending mania for you - have you had it before, noticed any pattern?
Hugs to you, keep posting,