an emotional condition characterized by alternate periods of elation and depression: considered by some to be a mild form of bipolar (affective) disorder
Origin of cyclothymiaModern Latin from cyclo- + Classical Greek thymos, spirit: see dull
A mood disorder characterized by alternating periods of elevated and depressed mood that are milder than those typical of bipolar disorder. Also called cyclothymic disorder .
From the Ancient Greek κῠκλος (kuklos, “circle”) + θῡμός (thūmos, “temper”, “disposition”).