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Hypomanic episodes are similar to manic episodes. They are also characterized by euphoria and disinhibition but unlike manic episodes the hypomanic person is still functional, with no psychosis. During a hypomanic episode, individuals will experience high energy, wakefulness or irritability. They may be easily distracted or entertain grandiose ideas. They may have heightened confidence or creativity. It can be a very productive time, under the right circumstances. Hypomania is the beginning stage of a manic cycle. Bipolar disorder and depression are contributing factors. Hypomania may be treated with therapy in combination with anti-manic medication.