Merck Manual

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Some Causes of Mania

Some Causes of Mania

Condition

Examples

Brain and nervous system disorders

Seizures that affect the temporal lobe (complex partial seizures)

Connective tissue disorders

Infections

Encephalitis due to certain viral infections

Syphilis (late stage)

Hormonal disorders

High levels of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism)

Drugs

Certain antidepressants (including tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors)

Bromocriptine

Corticosteroids

Levodopa