hypothymia


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Related to hypothymia: Hyperthymia, Hyperthymesia

hypothymia

(haɪpəˈθaɪmɪə)
n
1. (Psychiatry) a state of depression
2. (Psychiatry) a diminished emotional response
[C20: from hypo- + Greek thymos spirit]
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In practice, the psychiatrist tries to evaluate, firstly, the quantitative disorders of affectivity as hypothymia, negative or positive hyperthymia and secondly, to appraise its qualitative modifications; parathymies, affective inversion, affective ambivalence.
In the psychological status of some patients, during the onset stage of alcohol remission, various deviations appear: mild hypothymia, anxiety, slightly pronounced dysphoria.
THE DYNAMICS OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL MANIFESTATIONS IN THE POST-WITHDRAWAL STATE IN THE GROUPS EXAMINED Clinical manifes- tations of PAS Before treatment Drug Dysthymia- 1 Dysthymia -2 addiction Hypothymia 2.