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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A mild degree of mania.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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hypomaniaA sustained, but mild or moderate, degree of abnormal elation and hyperactivity.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A less severe form of elevated mood state that is a characteristic of bipolar type II disorder.
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