cyclothymia

[ sahy-kluh-thahy-mee-uh, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈθaɪ mi ə, ˌsɪk lə- /

noun Psychiatry.

a mild bipolar disorder characterized by instability of mood and a tendency to swing between mild euphorias and depressions.

Nearby words

  1. cyclostomatous,
  2. cyclostome,
  3. cyclostrophic,
  4. cyclostyle,
  5. cyclothyme,
  6. cyclothymic disorder,
  7. cyclothymic personality,
  8. cyclotome,
  9. cyclotomic,
  10. cyclotomy

Origin of cyclothymia

First recorded in 1920–25; cyclo- + -thymia

Related formscy·clo·thy·mic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cyclothymia

cyclothymia

/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈθaɪmɪə, ˌsɪk-) /

noun

psychiatry a condition characterized by periodical swings of mood between excitement and depression, activity and inactivitySee also manic-depressive
Derived Formscyclothymic or cyclothymiac, adjective, noun

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Medicine definitions for cyclothymia

cyclothymia

[ sī′klə-thīmē-ə ]

n.

A mild mood disorder characterized by alternating periods of elation and depression.

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