1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Bipolar III Disorder

By

Updated April 22, 2014

Definition:
Bipolar III Disorder is properly called Cyclothymia. It is a long-term condition where the person's moods cycle between hypomania - a "high" that can be mild to fairly severe but does not include delusions, hallucinations or other psychotic features - and depression, also mild to fairly severe but not incapacitating or suicidal.

For more, including how it is diagnosed, see Cyclothymia.

Pronunciation:
SY-klo-THIGH-mee-uh

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.