Learn About Cyclothymic Disorder

What is the definition of Cyclothymic Disorder?

Cyclothymic disorder is a mental disorder. It is a mild form of bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness), in which a person has mood swings over a period of years that go from mild depression to emotional highs.

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What are the alternative names for Cyclothymic Disorder?

Cyclothymia; Mood disorder - cyclothymia

What are the causes of Cyclothymic Disorder?

The causes of cyclothymic disorder are unknown. Major depression, bipolar disorder, and cyclothymia often occur together in families. This suggests that these mood disorders share similar causes.

Cyclothymia usually begins early in life. Men and women are equally affected.

What are the symptoms of Cyclothymic Disorder?

Symptoms may include any of the following:

  • Periods (episodes) of extreme happiness and high activity or energy (hypomanic symptoms), or low mood, activity, or energy (depressive symptoms) for at least 2 years (1 or more years in children and adolescents).
  • These mood swings are less severe than with bipolar disorder or major depression.
  • Ongoing symptoms, with no more than 2 symptom-free months in a row.
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What are the current treatments for Cyclothymic Disorder?

Treatments for this disorder include mood-stabilizing medicine, antidepressants, talk therapy, or some combination of these three treatments.

Some of the more commonly used mood stabilizers are lithium and antiseizure medicines.

Compared with bipolar disorder, some people with cyclothymia may not respond as well to medicines.

Who are the top Cyclothymic Disorder Local Doctors?
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University Of Pisa

Pisa, IT 

Giulio Perugi is in Pisa, Italy. Perugi is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Cyclothymic Disorder. He is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Cyclothymic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Sapienza University Of Rome

Rome, IT 

Maurizio Pompili is in Rome, Italy. Pompili is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Cyclothymic Disorder. He is also highly rated in 17 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Cyclothymic Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia.

 
 
 
 
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Eduard Vieta is in Spain. Vieta is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Cyclothymic Disorder. He is also highly rated in 12 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Schizophrenia, and Cyclothymic Disorder.

What are the support groups for Cyclothymic Disorder?

You can ease the stress of living with cyclothymic disorder by joining a support group whose members share common experiences and problems.

What is the outlook (prognosis) for Cyclothymic Disorder?

Less than one half of people with cyclothymic disorder go on to develop bipolar disorder. In other people, cyclothymia continues as a chronic condition or disappears with time.

What are the possible complications of Cyclothymic Disorder?

The condition can progress to bipolar disorder.

When should I contact a medical professional for Cyclothymic Disorder?

Call a mental health professional if you or a loved one has alternating periods of depression and excitement that do not go away and that affect work, school, or social life. Seek help right away if you or a loved one is having thoughts of suicide.

What are the latest Cyclothymic Disorder Clinical Trials?
Emotional Dysregulation and Cyclothymia in Adult Patients With ADHD: Cohort Follow-up of Patients in Two Referral Centers
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Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Well-Being Therapy vs a Control Condition in Chronic Migraine Patients
What are the Latest Advances for Cyclothymic Disorder?
A global field study of the international classification of diseases (ICD-11) mood disorders clinical descriptions and diagnostic guidelines.
Comparison of Emotional Dysregulation Features in Cyclothymia and Adult ADHD.
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Affective Temperaments, Panic Disorder and Their Bipolar Connections.
What are our references for Cyclothymic Disorder?

American Psychiatric Association. Cyclothymic disorder. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013:139-141.

Fava M, Østergaard SD, Cassano P. Mood disorders: depressive disorders (major depressive disorder). In: Stern TA, Fava M, Wilens TE, Rosenbaum JF, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 29.