A Dotty Analysis Of Hypomania 1:1

 

Nowadays the different ways depression can affect you are widely documented and anyone can easily find the information they need. But what about hypomania? It’s not as easy to find information about this – there are little lists of symptoms but anything of substance is buried in all the shite that no one can be arsed wading through. So here’s my own, more descriptive, little list of the different faces of hypomania and how it can manifest itself.

 

HYPOMANIA AND HOW IT CAN MANIFEST ITSELF

 

Typomania — when the words flow and flow and flow so fast that you make a SPELLING MISTAKE.

Wipe-omania — cleaning the whole house after months and months of not cleaning ANY of the house.

Tripe-omania — yatter yatter yatter yatter yatter yak yak yak yak blah blah blah blah blah – talking too much SHITE.

Snipe-omania — when irritating irritants make you irritable and you can’t help sniping at them.

Gripe-omania — constantly complaining to a non-irritating non-irritant about the irritating irritants who make you irritable.

Swipe-omania —  1.  OOOOO LOOK – IT’S BEAUTIFUL — I HAVE TO HAVE IT — IT’S ALL I’VE EVER DREAMED OF — NO, I DON’T WANT THE BLUE ONE, I WANT THAT RED ONE — I NEED IT — IT’S MINE — GIVE IT TO ME OR I’LL SWIPE IT AND RUN AWAY!  2. Credit cards – enough said.

Hyposprainia — your ankle when you trip over all the SHITE on the floor when you’ve emptied your kitchen cupboards and started cleaning eight of them at once.

Hyporainia — Dancing in the rain.

Hypobrainia — write write write write write write BANANA bake bake bake bake bake bake SCISSORS snip snip snip snip snip snip (oh shite, I cut a chunk!) snip snip snip snip WALLPAPER scrape scrape scrape scrape BLOG write write write write write write write write write FLOOR mop mop mop mop mop mop mop mop ZUMBA dance dance dance dance dance dance dance dance dance SAUSAGES cook cook cook cook cook cook cook cook CARPETS hoover hoover hoover hoover hoover hoover hoover BLOG write write write write write write write write WINDOWS wash wash wash wash wash wash wash wash WONKY FRINGE snip snip snip snip snip snip snip – and so on and so on.

HypotrainiaCHOO CHOO!

Hypodrainia — absolutely fucking knackered.

 

 

If I’ve missed anything out, feel free to tell me and I’ll include it in A Dotty Analysis Of Hypomania 1:2

 

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62 Comments

  1. I definitely have typomania!

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  2. Dotty knocks it out of the park AGAIN!

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    • Dear Magic,

      I used to live across the road from a park.

      Love Dotty xxx

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      • Dear Dotty,
        Well that explains everything!!!! Keep up the magical work!
        Love,
        Magic

      • Dear Magic,

        I didn’t finish what I wanted to say before I posted the other reply. DUH! I was going to say I put poppy seeds in my garden when I moved into that house and the next year I had loads of lovely poppies and let them go to seed so I’d have more in a couple of years – two years later the WHOLE PARK was covered in poppies. :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

      • Dear Dotty,
        Now THAT is magic!!!!!
        Love,
        Magic

      • Dear Magic,

        ALAKAZAM! :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

  3. clownonfire

     /  June 2, 2012

    Reblogged this on A Clown On Fire and commented:
    A thorough look at hypomania by the magnificent Dotty Headbanger – Le hypobrainiac Clown

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  4. The Itty Bitty Boomer

     /  June 2, 2012

    I’m scared… I resemble this remark! Cumberland Sausages?????

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  5. Great, thoughtful imagination, as always!

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  6. Dear Dotty,

    Are you suffering from cabin fever? Have you run out of Cumberland sausages and depression? Whatever you do: Don’t get a cat. You’ll bounce off each other.

    To raise your blood pressure further please do remember that most obnoxious of all, Michael Winner, and his advert: “Calm down, dear. It’s only a commercial.” It’s enough to drive you where hypos have gone.

    Ursula

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  7. That isn’t the only definition of wipe-o-mania, just so you know…
    I have that hypobrainia…
    This post was not hypolamia!

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  8. Dear Dotty,

    Zumba? Actually?

    Love,
    Owl

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  9. Dear Dotty,

    Thank you for elaborating on this. I hope you don’t go overboard and snip your fringe too much, unless your hair grows really really fast.

    xoxo Madame Weebles

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  10. YES. THIS.

    I get make-omania. Make this, make that, make more more more more more!

    And my version of snipe-omania and gripe-omania is rant-omania. I do that a lot when I’m really up up up and on the irritable side, which is way too easy to trigger.

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    • Dear DeeDee,

      I was going to add punchomania for when you really, really want to punch someone’s face but I thought I’d better not. :-)

      Love Dotty xxx

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  11. kzackuslheureux

     /  June 3, 2012

    Dear Dotty,
    Interesting stuff. Is it like when I have madness, madness, madness, must be away from people, must be away from city, must be away, away, away!!!!
    Love, Alphabet.

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  12. Dear Dotty,
    The Howler has a severe case of hypotongueia … he won’t stop licking my hand whilst I type this….it’s his way of telling me he’s bored….

    Love,
    -the howler and me

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  13. “Hypodrainia — absolutely fucking knackered.”

    What I have today! :)

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  14. Hilarious! I only went through this once (as a side effect of an anti-depressant — boy did it ever anti-depress me), but I certainly did get things done that month. It was awful, but my depressed self sure does look back on it fondly.

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  15. Dorothy

     /  June 3, 2012

    Dear Dotty,
    LOL….doesn’t cut it…ROFLMFAO!!!!! You have described me to a fucking T!!! I had to share this on my facebook with a disclaimer that it was you and not me since we are both Dotty’s and speak Dottish. Can’t confuse the general public, can we?
    I’ve got to get through the rest of this night in one piece….wish me luck? Hope you had a good one.
    Love Dorothy

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  16. Dearest Dotty you do make me smile!

    This is what hypomania feels like when you are a mental health worker:

    Hypochania: When your client starts linking random ideas together and you get confused.
    Pardonomania: The 3000 times you try to interrupt only to set off a whole new monolouge about things that other people are doing wrong.
    Hypodisdainia: When you realise that you are included on the long list of people that piss your client off.
    Hyposlainia: When you suspect you should wind things up before you get murdered.
    Hyporainia: When your client starts crying uncontrollably and you have no idea why.
    Hypovainia: The moment you realise that nothing you say is going to be heard so you might as well give up.
    Hypopania: How your brain feels after a one hour session that took three hours.

    I actually hate seeing people when they are really hypomanic – they seem so distressed and there is so little that I can do. Gotta just listen and comfort and leave the rest to the drug-givers :).
    I hope my list isn’t offensive! It’s just for shits and giggles. My clients barely ever ACTUALLY want to murder me.
    And I do that kitchen cupboard thing 3 times a year. The week after sucks having to swim through my excessive tupperware collection to get to my fridge/peanut butter until I manage to put it all away again.

    Much love Dottster! Please just delete this if it is rude.

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    • Dear Eliza,

      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! :-)

      I LOVE IT – hyposlainia!! Why didn’t I think of that? :-)

      Love Dotty xxx

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      • Oh yay! I’ve been anxious since I posted that because I decided it was rude. I’m SO happy you are HAHAHAing.

      • Dear Eliza,

        It’s not rude! It gave me a good laugh. :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

  17. Dear Dotty,

    One of my dreams last night involved you coming to my house and cooking us some delicious Cumberland sausages.

    Love, Missus Tribble xxx

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  18. Hypolazinia – the results of hypodrainia which leads to the occurance of wipe-omania creating the circle of rotatomania.

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    • Dear John,

      Rotatomania – HA HA HA HA HA HA – I thought it said potatomania. Chip butties all round! :-)

      Love Dotty xxx

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  19. Anonymous

     /  June 4, 2012

    Hi Dotty,
    I’ve a few hypomanias for your consideration.
    1. hypohomeimprovementania = the irrational decision to tear down and rebuild part of your house after what started as a simple paint job.
    2. hypochefmania = cooking for days without actually eating any of it.
    3. hypomerlinania = DVR’ing a season’s worth of shows then being too disinterested to watch them.
    4. hypopigoutmania = we all know what this is. Cumberland sausage sandwich or 8 anyone? (see #2)
    5. hypoblogomania = more than 2 blog entries per day.
    6. hypopussymania = having more cats than good sense. (keeping it clean) Doc.

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  20. Dear Dotty…
    This is Hypoexcellence at its best!!
    I hope this has never happened to you: being stuck in a “Groundhog Day” kind of time loop while you’re having an episode of HYPOBRAINIA. This might actually induce an episode of HYPOGOOGLEMANIA. So Beware.
    Stop the world I want to escape!!!
    This is definitely a Freshly Pressable post, especially if one is suffering from: HYPOBLOGGEROMANIA – F5, F5, F5, F5, F5 (no matter what page you’re on in your own blog), if I EVER saw one!!!
    :)
    xoxoxo
    BuddhaKat

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  21. I suffer on occasion of Snipe-omania ….I usually blame it on the smart ass that lives inside of me. :D

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  22. Dear Dotty,
    Ugh. I hate the spelling errors. I’ve been making so many lately.
    Love Dotty… Woops… I mean Love PAZ xoxoxxx

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  23. What a frantic list! I think I’m suffering hypodrainia just for reading it. I’m going to look out for the “hype” in my life. When you list it like this it appears to be more dangerous than I had even realised!!!!!

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    • Dear jiltaroo,

      Hello. :-)

      It’s more dangerous NOT to have a list. ;-)

      Love Dotty xxx

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      • I am very new to this so I will take your advice..but if you get the chance can you explain?

      • Dear jiltaroo,

        I’m sorry, my brain isn’t wired to do explanations – whenever I try to explain something it begins to implode and my eyes start falling back inside my head. ;-)

        Love Dotty xxx

      • That little vision was much more fun than any explanation anyway! It’s 1am here…I have to go to bed!!!

      • Dear jiltaroo,

        Goodnight, sleep tight. :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

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