[ hahy-puh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə /

noun Psychiatry.

a mania of low intensity.

Origin of hypomania

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

Related forms

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


/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /


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

hypomanic (ˌhaɪpəʊˈmænɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for hypomania


[ hī′pə-mānē-ə, -mānyə ]


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