- a mania of low intensity.
Origin of hypomania
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- psychiatry an abnormal condition of extreme excitement, milder than mania but characterized by great optimism and overactivity and often by reckless spending of money
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Word Origin and History for hypomania
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- A mild, nonpsychotic form of mania, characterized by increased levels of energy, physical activity, and talkativeness.
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