WHAT IS THE CYCLOTHYMIC DISORDER IN MENTAL HEALTH?
You may have known someone whose personality seems to run hot and cold. At times they are turned on by life – perhaps excessively so – and at times they are overly negative , pessimistic, and discouraged . They never seem to find the middle ground. If these oscillations between mild depression and mild elation have persisted for at least two years, the disorder is called cyclothymic disorder . This simply represents a combination of dysthymic disorder and hypomania . It isn’t known whether cyclothymic disorder is a separate illness or a milder version of manic – depressive illness.