[ sahy-kluh-thahy-mee-uh, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈθaɪ mi ə, ˌsɪk lə- /
a mild bipolar disorder characterized by instability of mood and a tendency to swing between mild euphorias and depressions.
Related formscy·clo·thy·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclothymia
/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈθaɪmɪə, ˌsɪk-) /
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
[ sī′klə-thī′mē-ə ]
A mild mood disorder characterized by alternating periods of elation and depression.
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