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A mood disorder characterized by alternating periods of elevated and depressed mood that are milder than those typical of bipolar disorder. Also called cyclothymic disorder.

cy′clo·thy′mic (-mĭk) adj. & n.
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Adj.1.cyclothymic - of or relating to or exhibiting cyclothymia
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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 contains 99 questions and consists of five subdimensions that establish depressive, cyclothymic, hyperthymic, irritable, and anxious temperaments.
Several studies in Americans showed that the incidence of the bipolar spectrum, including bipolar I disorder (BP I), bipolar II disorder (BP II) and cyclothymic disorder, ranged from 1.
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.
The cover of Cynthia Cruz's The Glimmering Room features Elizabeth Huey's painting "The Cyclothymic Forest" (2005) in which two young girls in red stand upon black rocks in a forest.
Furthermore, being bullied is also associated with depressive, apathetic, cyclothymic and volatile tendencies, sadness, low self-esteem, reduced ability to focus, self-discipline (control), and capacity to confront and solve problems (coping), and greater emotional fragility in adult life (51).
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.
Additionally does not meet criteria for cyclothymic disorder; not superimposed upon another psychosis; not due to medical condition or substance use; symptoms cause significant distress or impairment in functioning.
Mood stabilizers are employed to treat bipolar spectrum disorders (bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder) and schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type.
Although she describes the manic-depressive mood spectrum fairly accurately, she offers the following: "the research for this study uncovered no formal diagnosis outside of Greene's own statements," but "his condition appears to have evolved from a cyclothymic temperament to a Bipolar II disorder" (67).
What's interesting is that this tends to occur in patients with cyclothymic disorder or bipolar disorder not otherwise specified," he said.
9); major depression and bipolar disorders (296); cyclothymic disorder (301.