Mania is a term that refers to an abnormal state of excitement. The common factor in all these episodes is an intense feeling or emotional, whether it is anger, irritation, or elation. Some doctors and medical professionals consider mania the opposite of depression. In patients with bipolar disorder, episodes of severe depression typically alternate with periods of mania.
Marijuana may be helpful for patients dealing with mania. While people suffering from depression may benefit from the mood-improving qualities of marijuana, people suffering from mania may conversely benefit from the calming effect of the herb. If approved by the doctor, marijuana may help the patient maintain an “even keel” between these two emotional extremes.