n. mental condition of alternating moods of euphoria and depression.
   ♦ cyclothyme, n. person having such moods.
   ♦ cyclothymic, a.

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  • Cyclothymia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 F34.0 ICD 9 301.13 …   Wikipedia

  • cyclothymia — n. a mild bipolar disorder. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cyclothymia — [sī΄klō thī′mē ə, sī΄kləthī′mē ə] n. [ModL < CYCLO + Gr thymos, spirit: see DULL] an emotional condition characterized by alternate periods of elation and depression: considered by some to be a mild form of BIPOLAR (AFFECTIVE) DISORDER… …   English World dictionary

  • cyclothymia — noun see cyclothymic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cyclothymia — cyclothymic, adj. /suy kleuh thuy mee euh, sik leuh /, n. Psychiatry. a mild bipolar disorder characterized by instability of mood and a tendency to swing between mild euphorias and depressions. [1920 25; CYCLO + THYMIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyclothymia — noun a chronic mental disturbance characterized by mood swings and depression …   Wiktionary

  • Cyclothymia — A form of bipolar disorder in which the mood swings are less severe. See also bipolar disease. * * * A mental disorder characterized by marked swings of mood from depression to hypomania but not to the degree that occurs in bipolar disorder. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • cyclothymia — n. cyclical condition in which depression alternates with elation (Psychiatry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cyclothymia — [ˌsʌɪklə(ʊ) θʌɪmɪə] noun Psychiatry, dated manic depressive tendency. Derivatives cyclothymic adjective Origin 1920s: from cyclo + Gk thumos temper …   English new terms dictionary

  • cyclothymia — cy·clo·thy·mia …   English syllables

  • cyclothymia — n. the occurrence of marked swings of mood from cheerfulness to misery. These fluctuations are not as great as those of bipolar affective disorder. They usually represent a personality trait for which psychotherapy is sometimes helpful …   The new mediacal dictionary

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