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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What's interesting is that this tends to occur in patients with cyclothymic disorder or bipolar disorder not otherwise specified," he said.
Cyclothymic disorder is characterised by a low grade cycling of mood with the presence or history of hypomanic episodes and periods of depression that do not meet the criteria for major depressive episodes.