Cyclothymic

cyclothymia

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

Origin:
1920–25; cyclo- + -thymia

cyclothymic, adjective
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cyclothymia (ˌsaɪkləʊˈθaɪmɪə, ˌsɪk-)
 
n
psychiatry See also manic-depressive a condition characterized by periodical swings of mood between excitement and depression, activity and inactivity
 
cyclo'thymic
 
adj, —n
 
cyclo'thymiac
 
adj, —n

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cyclothymia cy·clo·thy·mi·a (sī'klə-thī'mē-ə)
n.
A mild affective disorder characterized by alternating periods of elation and depression.

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