Share this entry

Share this page

hypomania

Syllabification: hy·po·ma·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˈmānēə
 
/

Definition of hypomania in English:

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

1
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  • However, one patient was withdrawn as a result of significant hypomanic personality changes.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.

Definition of hypomania in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…