Our expert says:
That sort of excessive busyness sounds like the start of an episode of hypomania, and it can be useful for friends and family to help the person reconize when this is happening, so that they can see their shrink and have the treatment suitably modified.
Because it can be a problem that in this early stage, hypomania may be rather enjoyable, and they may feel creative and productive, even when they are not, and thus reluctant to seek the treatment they need.
That this is then followed by a deep depression makes it even more important to get an early intervention.
Weed is a really bad idea, and isn't good for anyone's brain, especialy not one that is already inconveniently unstable.
It sounds like he needs a better discussion with his psychiatrist, and maybe even a second opinion, as the present combination of meds is clearly not working as well as would be wanted.
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