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cyclothymia/cy·clo·thy·mia/ (si″klo-thi´me-ah) cyclothymic disorder.
cyclothymiaA mild form of bipolar disorder in which the patient fluctuates between periods of hypomanic symptoms and periods of mild to moderate depression.
• Talk—Cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy.
• Drugs—Anticonvulsants (e.g., valproic acid, divalproex, lamotrigine); Seroquel (a multitarget molecular antagonist), Klonopin, lithium.
cyclothymiaA mood disorder featuring swings from elation to depression. Severe cyclothymia is sometimes known as a manic-depressive psychosis. Many normal people have cyclothymic personalities.
Patient discussion about cyclothymia
Q. Does anyone else out there suffer from 'cyclothymia'? I cycle between depression and low-normal moods. It seems as though the depression is always lurking, ready to take me over. Sometimes I wish I got the mania (or more truthfully, the hypo-mania) so as to give me some real relief from the depression.
Q. How does diabetes affect a person that has one kidney? Diabetes runs in my family and I am scared that I might get it. I recently found out that I was born with one kidney. I haven’t spoken to a doctor yet but i am curious. Can a person with one kidney and diabetes live a normal life?