My mom (who's 65) recently experienced an episode -- I'm not sure how else to describe it. She was disconnected with reality, laughing, making some repetitive motions (straightening her hair) and highly irrational.
She was still vaguely coherent -- she laughed at our concern and alarm at our behavior. She was able to eat breakfast normally, and then went to take a nap. After her nap, she was back to normal.
She's had a similar episode a few years ago: highly irrational behavior, manic laughing, even slight delusions.
I'm not sure what this is and how to get her treatment for it.
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