Meaning of cyclothymic in English:



dated Psychiatry

See cyclothymia

‘In a prospective study, 35 percent of cyclothymic patients developed full hypomanic, manic, or depressive episodes during a drug-flee follow-up period of up to three years.’
  • ‘Simpson's behaviour suggests that he was a cyclothymic personality, probably a full-fledged manic-depressive.’
  • ‘Klein suffered from a severe form of cyclothymic illness which, in manic phases, provoked arrest and disgrace, and in depressive mood, brought him close to self-destruction.’
  • ‘Virginia Woolf experienced cyclothymic swings throughout her adult life.’
  • ‘For cyclothymic symptoms to be diagnosed, hypomanic symptoms and depressive symptoms must be present alternately for at least two years.’