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Cyclothymia symptoms are characterized by an alternating pattern of emotional highs and lows. The highs of cyclothymia are called hypomania, a milder form of mania. The lows consist of mild or moderate depression. And with cyclothymia, you don’t lose contact with reality, as you might with bipolar disorder.
The symptoms of cyclothymia are generally similar to those of bipolar disorder, but they’re less severe and episodes don’t last as long.
Hypomanic phase of cyclothymic disorder
Signs and symptoms of hypomanic episodes of cyclothymia may include:
Depressive phase of cyclothymic disorder
Signs and symptoms of depressive episodes of cyclothymia may include:
When you have cyclothymia, you can typically function in your daily life, although not always well. The unpredictable nature of mood shifts can significantly disrupt your life because you never know how you’re going to feel, and you can’t just will yourself to live life on an even keel.
Sometimes you may have periods where you feel both hypomania and depression, called mixed episodes. At times, you may be extravagant, showering people with gifts. Other times, you may engage in senseless arguments. Or you may feel so down that you consider suicide.
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