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Manic Eyes

Is there such a thing as “manic eyes?” Can you tell if a person is manic by looking at their eyes?

It may be possible. During a manic episode, some people may experience changes in their eyes, which could include:

  1. Dilated pupils: During a manic episode, the pupils may become larger than usual due to the increased levels of adrenaline in the body.
  2. Rapid eye movements: Mania can also cause rapid eye movements or eye twitching, which is a common symptom of manic or hypomanic episodes.
  3. Redness or inflammation: Mania can sometimes cause redness or inflammation in the eyes due to a lack of sleep or excessive activity.
  4. Increased eye contact: People in a manic episode may also exhibit increased eye contact, which can be intense or uncomfortable for others.

It is important to note that these eye changes are not unique to mania and may occur in other conditions as well. Therefore, it is important to receive a comprehensive evaluation from a qualified healthcare professional to diagnose any underlying conditions accurately.

You can read more about mania and hypomania here: Mania vs Hypomania.