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What would classify as cyclothymia?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Cyclothymia

Cyclothymia can be thought of as a low grade version of bipolar disorder.
That is to say, cyclothymics do experience similar mood swings, but not to the intensity of those experienced by those suffering from bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation is in order with appropriate mood stabilizing meds as needed and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in mood disorders.

In brief: Cyclothymia

Cyclothymia can be thought of as a low grade version of bipolar disorder.
That is to say, cyclothymics do experience similar mood swings, but not to the intensity of those experienced by those suffering from bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation is in order with appropriate mood stabilizing meds as needed and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in mood disorders.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Cyclothymia

It is a chronic milder form of bipolar disorder with periods of hypomanic phases alternating with periods of mild to moderate depression.
These shifts have been present for at least 2 years & with no more than 2 consecutive symptom free months (for children it is at least 1 year).

In brief: Cyclothymia

It is a chronic milder form of bipolar disorder with periods of hypomanic phases alternating with periods of mild to moderate depression.
These shifts have been present for at least 2 years & with no more than 2 consecutive symptom free months (for children it is at least 1 year).
Dr. Alan Ali
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