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Is it possible to cycle from hypomania to depression and then back to hypomania?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes, Bipolar type II

This is the description of bipolar disorder, type ii: the cycling of mood from clinical depression to euthymia (normal mood) to hypomania.
These can occur in any order, and can be triggered by stress, or by nothing obvious. Bipolar disorder classically means moods of weeks or months; rapid mood shifts within minutes or hours are more often a personality trait.

In brief: Yes, Bipolar type II

This is the description of bipolar disorder, type ii: the cycling of mood from clinical depression to euthymia (normal mood) to hypomania.
These can occur in any order, and can be triggered by stress, or by nothing obvious. Bipolar disorder classically means moods of weeks or months; rapid mood shifts within minutes or hours are more often a personality trait.
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Yes, this kind of pattern is called "cyclothymia".

In brief: Yes

Yes, this kind of pattern is called "cyclothymia".
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