Skip to Content

cyclothymic disorder



  1. a mental disorder characterized by noticeable, clinically significant swings of mood, largely unrelated to life events, from depression to hypomania, of lesser magnitude than in bipolar disorder.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

Synonym(s): cyclothymia1

See Also: cyclothymia2, bipolar disorder

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.