Cyclothymic Disorder

What is Cyclothymic Disorder?

Cyclothymic Disorder is just one of 4 kinds of Bpd (Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Bipolar NOS and Cyclothymic Disorder). Though Cyclothymic Disorder may sound much different in terms of the bipolar spectrum it is closly related to Bipolar II. Cyclothymia is a very serious mental disorder that changes your mood and causes both hypo-manic and depressive episodes, consisting of disturbances between hypo-mania and other sudden dysthymic episodes.

Diagnosis of Cyclothymic Disorder

Even though anybody can be affected by Cyclothymic Disorder it is much more common in patients whom have relatives who have bipolar disorder. In fact some individuals that are affected by Cyclothymia end up developing full on bipolar disorder themselves. Though Cyclothymia much like bipolar II presents itself in hypo-manic episodes which is often associated with very creative, outgoing, and high functioning behavior both conditions being undiagnosed. In fact just like most of the bipolar spectrum disorder are only diagnosed once there is a depressive phase that leads the sufferer to seek help.

Cyclothymic Disorder Symptoms

The symptoms of Cyclothymic Disorder may include:

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Pessimism
  • Poor Memory
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Feeling Sad
  • Apathy
  • Hopelessness
  • Helplessness
  • Irritability
  • Quick Temper
  • Lack Of Motivation
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Sudden Appetite Changes
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Sexual Desire

Cyclothymic Disorder Causes

Family
Because Cyclothymic Disorder is genetic people with someone in their immediate family has a 2-3x higher chance to have it.

Gender
Women get it more then Men with a Heritabilty rate of 30-45%
and for Men 15-25%

Treatment

It is said that vigorous physical exercise can help regulate the mood and stabilize emotion.

Medication

  • Seroquel
  • Klonopin

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