Definition of cyclothymic in US English:

cyclothymic

adjective

Psychiatry
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  • See cyclothymia

    • ‘Simpson's behaviour suggests that he was a cyclothymic personality, probably a full-fledged manic-depressive.’
    • ‘Virginia Woolf experienced cyclothymic swings throughout her adult life.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For cyclothymic symptoms to be diagnosed, hypomanic symptoms and depressive symptoms must be present alternately for at least two years.’

Pronunciation

cyclothymic

/-ˈTHīmik/