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cyclothymia

[sahy-kluh-thahy-mee-uh, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈθaɪ mi ə, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a mild bipolar disorder characterized by instability of mood and a tendency to swing between mild euphorias and depressions.
Origin of cyclothymia
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; cyclo- + -thymia
Related forms
cyclothymic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclothymia

cyclothymia

/ˌsaɪkləʊˈθaɪmɪə; ˌsɪk-/
noun
1.
(psychiatry) a condition characterized by periodical swings of mood between excitement and depression, activity and inactivity See also manic-depressive
Derived Forms
cyclothymic, cyclothymiac, adjective, noun
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cyclothymia in Medicine

cyclothymia cy·clo·thy·mi·a (sī'klə-thī'mē-ə)
n.
A mild affective disorder characterized by alternating periods of elation and depression.

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