Spring is prone to mania
There is a saying in the folks that “cauliflower yellow, busy with idiots”, it is said that the rapeseed flowers are fragrant in the spring, and some mental illness patients called “idiots” will reach a peak, appearing in a hurry, excitement and even madness.
The vivid summary of the people is actually in line with the results of the clinical investigation of mental illness.
Clinically, March-May of the year is the period with the highest recurrence rate of mental illness (especially schizophrenia and mania).
In addition, the spring climate will also make 30% of normal people’s mood swings, easy to get irritated, hurt, suffer from wine, quarrel and other events.
Statistics show that about 1/3 to 1/2 of the first episodes of schizophrenia are in the spring, and about half of the mania is also in the spring. Some young mania patients will have frivolous words, troubles and other symptoms.In the folk, it is also called “Peach Blossom Epilepsy”.
Judging from recent hospital visits, the number of elderly mania patients has increased significantly.
Why does the wind and the spring of the sun bring about an escalation of “firepower” and emotional upset?
With the extension of sunshine in spring, the degree of ionization of air is high, and the secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters in human body will change accordingly. For example, the secretion of melatonin in pineal gland decreases, and monoamines (such as adrenaline, norepinephrine and serum) in the body.)) The increase in neurotransmitters, which induces mania or schizophrenia, also makes the mood of normal people even higher or even irritated.
As the elderly gradually decline due to physical and psychological functions, the ability to adjust and balance mental activities is also shortened.
Especially for elderly patients with physical diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, it is more prone to manic symptoms, which are characterized by more excitement, high mood, often excessive exuberance, exaggerated speech content, and seemingly omnipotent symptoms.
Changes in human endocrine hormones and neurotransmitters are also prone to sleepiness during the day, sleep at night, long hair and emotions.
Those who are usually tempered are more likely to be excited, unable to hold fire and rub against others.
Therefore, patients with a history of mania or schizophrenia, especially family members, should pay attention not to reduce the dose of drugs to patients in the sensitive season of spring, and not to substitute drugs.
If the condition worsens, don’t increase the dose yourself, but seek medical advice promptly.
Obviously, people who are slightly mad will be confident, optimistic, humorous, and even whispered, which is easy to give a positive impression.
At this time, the family should not be confused by this illusion. It should be focused on whether the person is “successful” and whether his emotional behavior is in harmony with the working and living environment.
If the situation is aggravated and the duration is long, you should go to a doctor.
For the normal population, you need to pay attention to a certain amount of exercise during the day, especially in the afternoon, and do not excite yourself excessively before going to bed to ensure normal excitement and good sleep.
For emotions, it is neither too much to suppress yourself, nor to engage in too many high-intensity, exciting activities, but to ignite and ignite a spring.