hypomania


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hy·po·ma·ni·a

 (hī′pə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
An abnormal psychological state that is similar to but milder than mania, characterized by an elevated or agitated mood and commonly occurring in people with bipolar disorder.

hy′po·man′ic (-măn′ĭk) adj.

hypomania

(ˌhaɪpəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry an abnormal condition of extreme excitement, milder than mania but characterized by great optimism and overactivity and often by reckless spending of money
hypomanic adj

hy•po•ma•ni•a

(ˌhaɪ pəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n. Psychiatry.
a mania of low intensity.
[1880–85]
hy`po•man′ic (-ˈmæn ɪk) adj., n.

hypomania

a mild mania; submania.
See also: Manias
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