Definition of hypomania in English:

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hypomania

Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˈmānēə/

noun

Psychiatry
A mild form of mania, marked by elation and hyperactivity.
Example sentences
  • As noted earlier, patients suffering from mania or hypomania seldom consult psychoanalysts.
  • A mild to moderate level of mania is called hypomania.
  • The clinical presentations of this disorder are broad and include mania, hypomania and psychosis.

Derivatives

hypomanic

Pronunciation: /-ˈmanik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • No significant clinical side effects were observed during the study except one male who developed a hypomanic episode.
  • However, one patient was withdrawn as a result of significant hypomanic personality changes.
  • In addition, they may induce hypomanic or manic symptoms in vulnerable persons, unmasking bipolarity.

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Syllabification: hy·po·ma·ni·a

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