Cyclothymia

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Cyclothymia

Cyclothymia is a rare mood disorder that causes emotional ups and downs, but aren't as severe as bipolar I or II disorder.There are noticable shifts up (hypomania) and down (mild depression) from your baseline.Between highs and lows you feel stable and fine.

PsychotherapyCognitive Behavioral TherapyInterpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (stabilization of social rhythms such as sleep, diet, and exercise times)There are no FDA approved medications specifically for cyclothymia, but medications for bipolar disorder can help control symptoms.

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Treatment

What is it?

Hypomanic Symptoms:euphoraextreme optimismtalking moreracing thoughtsirritable behaviorexcessive physical activityDepressive Symptoms:feeling hopeless or emptytearfulnessirritabilitychanges in weightsuicidal thoughtsfatigue

Symptoms

Cyclothymia

HeredityYour body's biochemical processes (such as brain chemistry) Experience (prolonged stress or traumatic event)

Only .4% to 1% of the population is diagnosed with cyclothymia.

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