Definition of hypomania in English:


Line breaks: hypo|mania
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə


[mass noun] Psychiatry
  • A mild form of mania, marked by elation and hyperactivity.
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈmanɪk/
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  • 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  • However, one patient was withdrawn as a result of significant hypomanic personality changes.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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