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Cyclothymic disorder

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, 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
  • Antipsychotics
  • 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
  • Marital
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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 - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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