Looks like you go through the same kind of stuff that I do when the mania starts. My wife also gets very goal oriented when it gets her. I just posted a reply the other day on a thread started by Markzimmer describing some of her mania episodes. I'm sure I have probably told you some of the stuff she has done, but it's there if you want to read it again. She also gets a very strong sex drive at this time. Funny thing is that it is usaually around this time of year that it starts. She hasn't shown any signs yet though. But to answer your question, to me I think that the mania can be good when it is first starting because it is a nice change from the usual glum, depressed inactive mode that they are in most of the time. But then after it has escalated a little & gets out of hand is when it gets bad. That is usually the point where it starts costing me a lot of money. I know that sounds bad, but it is the sad truth. I can really only think of one episode of mania she has had that didn't end up costing me a few hundred, or in one case a couple thousand.
Out of curiosity, what kind of lists does he make? Like to do lists, or is it oddball kind of stuff?
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