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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

(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

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
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