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hypomania

[hahy-puh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a mania of low intensity.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; hypo- + -mania
Related forms
hypomanic
[hahy-puh-man-ik] /ˌhaɪ pəˈmæn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypomania

hypomania

/ˌhaɪpəʊˈmeɪnɪə/
noun
1.
(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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Word Origin and History for hypomania
n.

1843 (as a clinical word from 1882, from German hypomanie); see hypo- + mania. Related: Hypomaniac; hypomanic.

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hypomania in Medicine

hypomania hy·po·ma·ni·a (hī'pə-mā'nē-ə, -mān'yə)
n.
A mild form of mania, characterized by hyperactivity and euphoria.

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