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What is cyclothymic disorder?

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Cyclothymic disorder is a form of bipolar disorder. It means you have brief periods of hypomaniac symptoms alternating with brief periods of depressive symptoms that aren't as intense or as long-lasting as full hypomanic or depressive episodes.

From: Types of Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder)." 

WebMD Assess Plus: Bipolar Disorder Assessment. 

National Institute for Mental Health: "Step-BD Womens Studies." 

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program. 

MedicineNet: "Bipolar Disorder (Mania)." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Effects of Untreated Depression." 

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 26, 2016

SOURCES: 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder)." 

WebMD Assess Plus: Bipolar Disorder Assessment. 

National Institute for Mental Health: "Step-BD Womens Studies." 

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program. 

MedicineNet: "Bipolar Disorder (Mania)." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Effects of Untreated Depression." 

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 26, 2016

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