Mnemonic for Cardinal Symptoms of Mania

A super useful mnemonic to remember the symptoms of Mania is DIG FAST.

DIG FAST:

Distractibility

Indiscretion (DSM-IV’s “excessive involvement in pleasurable activities”)

Grandiosity

Flight of ideas

Activity increase

Sleep deficit (decreased need for sleep)

Talkativeness (pressured speech)

Mania Cardinal Symptoms

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