on this disorder is not nearly as well documented as its counterparts. It
is assumed that both biological and environmental factors play a role.
Bipolar II Disorder, symptoms of cyclothymia include periods of hypomania
(see above). Depressive symptoms are also present as the hypomania fades.
These symptoms. However, are not meet the criteria for a major depressive
episode, in other words, are not as severe as those found in Bipolar
can include both medication to help stabilize mood and therapy to increase
coping skills, build a solid support system, and deal with stressors which
are either caused by or exacerbate the illness.
is good when the proper combination of medication and therapy are
received. Like other disorders in this category (except perhaps Major
Depression), this can be a life-long disorder, with hypomanic episodes
slowing down with the natural aging process.