.signs of what I now know is hypomania (3-4 hrs sleep,etc. its new to me). I have been chronically in a depressed/stong social anxiety state most of my life except for a few times in 30 years when I was full blown hospital manic/psychotic. I have not shown ANY of the negative signs associated w/this hypomania and have for the most part remained up. I am confident that with my background I can detect in advance when I am headed toward full blown mania and it seems I can control it by adding more valproate. So my question is why can't I choose to remain in this "mild" hypo state?