cyclothymic disorder

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Noun1.cyclothymic disorder - a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
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Frequent and recurring periods of hypomania and depression lasting over a period of two years, one year in children, characterizes cyclothymic disorder or cyclothymia.
It includes a 10-year epidemiological forecast for both 12-month and lifetime total prevalent cases of bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder segmented by sex and age in these markets.
According to Mayo Clinic Staff: "Bipolar I describes one manic episode preceded or followed by a depressive episode which may require hospitalization; Bipolar II describes one depressive episode and one hypomanic episode, but not a manic episode, with changes in mood and behavior which cause difficulty in life; and Cyclothymic Disorder describes two years of numerous hypomanic symptoms and periods of depressive symptoms that don't go away for more than two months.