- A form of bipolar disorder in which the mood swings are less severe. See also bipolar disease.
* * *A mental disorder characterized by marked swings of mood from depression to hypomania but not to the degree that occurs in bipolar disorder. SYN: cyclothymic disorder. [cyclo- + G. thymos, rage]
* * *cy·clo·thy·mia .sī-klə-'thī-mē-ə n a cyclothymic mood disorder
* * *n.the occurrence of marked swings of mood from cheerfulness to misery. These fluctuations are not as great as those of manic-depressive psychosis. They usually represent a personality disorder, for which psychotherapy is sometimes helpful.
* * *cy·clo·thy·mia (si″klo-thiґme-ə) [cyclo- + -thymia] cyclothymic disorder.
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Cyclothymia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 F34.0 ICD 9 301.13 … Wikipedia
cyclothymia — n. a mild bipolar disorder. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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cyclothymia — noun see cyclothymic … New Collegiate Dictionary
cyclothymia — cyclothymic, adj. /suy kleuh thuy mee euh, sik leuh /, n. Psychiatry. a mild bipolar disorder characterized by instability of mood and a tendency to swing between mild euphorias and depressions. [1920 25; CYCLO + THYMIA] * * * … Universalium
cyclothymia — noun a chronic mental disturbance characterized by mood swings and depression … Wiktionary
cyclothymia — n. cyclical condition in which depression alternates with elation (Psychiatry) … English contemporary dictionary
cyclothymia — [ˌsʌɪklə(ʊ) θʌɪmɪə] noun Psychiatry, dated manic depressive tendency. Derivatives cyclothymic adjective Origin 1920s: from cyclo + Gk thumos temper … English new terms dictionary
cyclothymia — cy·clo·thy·mia … English syllables
cyclothymia — n. the occurrence of marked swings of mood from cheerfulness to misery. These fluctuations are not as great as those of bipolar affective disorder. They usually represent a personality trait for which psychotherapy is sometimes helpful … The new mediacal dictionary