Cyclothymic disorder: Introduction
Cyclothymic disorder: This disorder is a mild form of bipolar II disorder consisting of recurrent mood disturbances between hypomania and dysthymic mood.
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causes, and treatments of Cyclothymic disorder is available below.
Symptoms of Cyclothymic disorder
- Manic symptoms
- Depressive symptoms
- Moods fluctuate from mild depression to hypomania and back again. In most people, the pattern is irregular and unpredictable.
- Hypomania or depression can last for days or weeks. In between up and down moods, a person might have normal moods for more than a month -- or may cycle continuously from hypomanic to depressed, with no normal period in between.
- Cyclothymia can straddle the line between mental illness and normal variations in mood and personality. Some people with mild symptoms are highly successful in life, driven by their hypomania to express individual talents. On the other hand, chronic depression and irritability can ruin marriages and professional relationships.
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Treatments for Cyclothymic disorder
- Exercise It has been repeatedly demonstrated that exercise can help with mood regulation and emotional stability
- Medications - Lithium - a mood stabilizer
- Anti-seizure medication/anti-convulsants - valproic acid, divalproex, and lamotrigine are options
- Antianxiety medications (benzodiazepines) may improve sleep
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Causes of Cyclothymic disorder
- Genetic basis
- Stressful events, as perceived by the individual - job loss, relationship failure, identity change, natural disaster, learned helplessness and hopelessness, extreme feelings, negative thinking patterns
- Environment influence
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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
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Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see ...read more »
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Prognosis for Cyclothymic disorder
Prognosis for Cyclothymic disorder:
Over time, people with cyclothymia are at increased risk of developing full-blown bipolar disorder.
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Definitions of Cyclothymic disorder:
A mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
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