euthymia


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eu·thy·mi·a

(yū-thī'mē-ă),
1. Joyfulness; mental peace and tranquility.
2. Moderation of mood, not manic or depressed.
[eu- + G. thymos, mind]

euthymia

1 a pleasant, relaxed state of tranquility.
2 stable mood.

eu·thy·mi·a

(yū-thī'mē-ă)
1. Joyfulness; mental peace and tranquility.
2. Moderation of mood, neither manic nor depressed.
[eu- + G. thymos, mind]

eu·thy·mi·a

(yū-thī'mē-ă)
1. Joyfulness; mental peace and tranquility.
2. Moderation of mood.
[eu- + G. thymos, mind]
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2001) found that the mood swings that those with bipolar II disorder experienced varied between euthymia, elation, and depression, whereas the mood changes experienced by those with BPD rotated between euthymia, anger, and anxiety.
The patients of bipolar disorder in euthymia performed poorly on the tests for executive functions.
But for clinicians today taking care of women with psychiatric disorders requiring this class of compounds, the message is that nothing can trump the importance of maternal euthymia, failure to sustain euthymia is the strongest predictor of postpartum illness and tips the scale from one of equipoise, to one where treatment becomes that much more imperative.
Sustaining euthymia and maintaining emotional well-being during this period should be our major clinical goals.
This makes clinical sense; few among us would be surprised when an elderly patient develops mood symptoms following years of euthymia, but many of us would be surprised if that elderly person developed a sudden resurgence of cutting, affect storms, and frantic efforts to avoid abandonment.
Nonetheless, women with serious histories, those with recurrent disease and evidence of a swift relapse when stopping or even lowering the antidepressant dose, can consider the results of this study to support a decision to continue the medicine across labor and delivery, to sustain euthymia and maternal wellness.
But we need to keep in mind that nothing is more critical than sustaining euthymia during pregnancy.
The results suggest that characteristics of youth with comorbid bipolar and anxiety disorders include more syndromal and subsyndromal mixed cycling, more depression, and less euthymia than did bipolar youth without comorbid anxiety, the researchers said.
I'd take the approach of treating for at least 6 months of euthymia," he said.
The best course for a physician is to pick a medication that works for the individual patient, and titrate the dose to maintain euthymia.
Patients with suicidal or acute psychotic symptoms should be referred to a psychiatrist for aggressive treatment and counseled to wait a period of time after achieving euthymia before conceiving.