OK..........so I know I am being a bit jaded.........but I am just concerned with son's new, and sudden, energy and happiness. About a month ago his anxiety was so severe he was immobilized by it. Everything from physical maladies, to agoraphobia - you name it, he had it. So, after a lot of hesitance, psychiatrist started him on Paxil - all of us knowing, it could cause mania. Flash forward to now......he is energetic, project orientated, happy - but also talking non stop (not that that feature is so new), waking up after only 7 hours of sleep rested, and zipping around the house building things, jamming to music, redoing his room, working out with weights, etc. The thing that gets me is that this behavior is NORMAL for most - so why would I be worried? I guess because this has not been his usual demeanor for the last 3 years unless he has been manic. And mania, for him, always spirals downward into a horrible, awful, rage that last weeks, or months. So............I am hoping! Maybe? Do I dare hope that this could possibly be a new era of my son's long lost personality reemerging - without the prior disastrous mania problem? Or do I worry? What your thoughts?