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hypomania

[ hahy-puh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə /
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noun Psychiatry.
a mania of low intensity.
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Origin of hypomania

First recorded in 1880–85; hypo- + -mania

OTHER WORDS FROM hypomania

hy·po·man·ic [hahy-puh-man-ik], /ˌhaɪ pəˈmæn ɪk/, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypomania

hypomania
/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /

noun
psychiatry an abnormal condition of extreme excitement, milder than mania but characterized by great optimism and overactivity and often by reckless spending of money

Derived forms of hypomania

hypomanic (ˌhaɪpəʊˈmænɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for hypomania

hypomania
[ hī′pə-mānē-ə, -mānyə ]

n.
A mild, nonpsychotic form of mania, characterized by increased levels of energy, physical activity, and talkativeness.
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