hypomania


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hypomania

 [hi″po-ma´ne-ah]
an abnormality of mood resembling mania (persistent elevated or expansive mood, hyperactivity, inflated self-esteem, and so on) but of lesser intensity. adj., adj hypoman´ic.

hy·po·ma·ni·a

(hī'pō-mā'nē-ă),
A mild degree of mania.

hypomania

/hy·po·ma·nia/ (-ma´ne-ah) an abnormality of mood resembling mania but of lesser intensity.hypoman´ic

hypomania

(hī′pə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
An abnormal psychological state that is similar to but milder than mania, characterized by an elevated or agitated mood and commonly occurring in people with bipolar disorder.

hy′po·man′ic (-măn′ĭk) adj.

hypomania

[-mā′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hypo + mania, madness
a mild degree of mania characterized by optimism; excitability; energetic, productive behavior; marked hyperactivity and talkativeness; heightened sexual interest; quick anger and irritability; and a decreased need for sleep. It may be observed before a full-blown manic episode. hypomaniac, n., hypomanic, adj.

hypomania

A sustained, but mild or moderate, degree of abnormal elation and hyperactivity.

Hypomania

A less severe form of elevated mood state that is a characteristic of bipolar type II disorder.
Mentioned in: Bipolar Disorder, Mania

hypomania

mania of a mild type.
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