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cyclothymia

[ sahy-kluh-thahy-mee-uh, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈθaɪ mi ə, ˌsɪk lə- /
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noun Psychiatry.
a mild bipolar disorder characterized by instability of mood and a tendency to swing between mild euphorias and depressions.

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Origin of cyclothymia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cyclothymia

cy·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 forms of cyclothymia

cyclothymic or cyclothymiac, adjective, noun
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