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Medical Term:

hypomanic episode


  1. a period of several days of elevated or irritable mood involving a lesser degree of some or all the features of a manic episode.
  2. a DSM diagnosis is established when specified criteria are met.

See Also: bipolar disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymia

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