Cyclothymia: A Mild Form of Bipolar II Disorder
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This page is about the milder form, Cyclothymia, which Mayo clinic describes as:
"Cyclothymia, or cyclothymic disorder, is a chronic mood disorder that results in short periods of mild emotional and behavioral "highs" alternating with short periods of mild to moderate depression. People with cyclothymia also experience intermittent periods of emotional and behavioral stability."
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Great Websites about Cyclothymia and Bipolar II - Light, Mild, or Soft Versions of Bipolar Disorder
Cyclothymia or Bipolar II is a mild form of Bipolar Disorder. It consists of hypomanic episodes alternating with depression. Here's some information about it:
- Mood Swings but not "Manic" by Dr. Jim Phelps
Best website about Bipolar II. This is the first website I always recommend. Learn about soft bipolar disorder, symptoms, treatment, medication, alternative therapy,
- Types of Bipolar Disorder: 1, 2, Mixed, Cyclothymic, and More
A look at the different types of bipolar disorder, including bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic disorder, mixed bipolar, rapid cycling, brain chemistry, hormones, PMS, and much more.
- Cyclothymia (cyclothymic disorder) - MayoClinic.com
Cyclothymia - Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this bipolar-like mood disorder.
Facts About Cyclothymia
It's a Common Mood Disorder
1. It effects up to 1% of the general population.
2. The disorder often begins between ages 13-30.
3. In about 30% of people with cyclothymia, an episode of major depression or mania will cause the diagnosis to change to Bipolar I or Bipolar II.
Books about Cyclothymia and Bipolar Disorder
For those who have Bipolar Disorder... - Let us know about Hypomania
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More Links About Cyclothymia - Interesting reads elsewhere on the web
- McManWeb Article on Cyclothymia
DSM-IV Criteria for Cyclothymia, description of symptoms, causes, and the experience
- With Cyclothymia, a Milder Form Of Bipolar Disorder, Life's Little Ups and Downs Can Loom Large
Article from the Washington Post
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