When I first started seeing my pdoc, I was uncomfortable, didn't trust him. As I get to know him and trust him, I feel more comfortable . I had no idea it was only your second visit-that's understandable!!!
In short, mania is more extreme. My text breaks it down like this
MANIA: severe enough to cause marked impairment in activities, relationships, or necessitate hospitalization to prevent harm of self or others, or psychotic features.
HYPOMANIA: change in functioning that is uncharacterisitc of person, this change is observed by others, absence of marked impairment in social/occupational functioning, hospital not indicated.
I will write more later, for now I have to go, sorry!