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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Affective function shows dysphoric disposition with impulsive-explosive displays, hypothymia, social and familial seclusion.
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.