The disorder and cyclothymic, or cyclothymia, is a psychological condition characterized by mood swings in which there are moments of depression or bouts of euphoria, and may be characterized as a mild form of bipolar disorder.
Usually the cyclothymia happens in adolescence or in early adult life and often is not treated because often these mood changes are considered as part of the personality of the person. However, the disorder and cyclothymic must be treated primarily through psychotherapy and, depending on the severity of the symptoms, medications, mood stabilizers, for example.
The main symptoms
The symptoms of the disorder cyclothymic depends on the stage of mood that person is in, being the main:
- Agitation and euphoria or bad-humor and sadness;
- Thought accelerated;
- If you feel unwell;
- Lack of sleep or excessive sleep;
- Higher or lower energy;
- Denial that anything is wrong;
- Decrease of appetite.
Typically the constant variation of mood can cause problems at work and even influence the social life of the person. Thus, when they noticed the symptoms, it is important to seek help from a psychotherapist or psychiatrist so that it can be done the diagnosis and start the treatment.
How is it treated
The treatment for the disorder and cyclothymic must be nominated by a psychiatrist and may include:
- Antipsychotic remedies, as Zuclopentixol or Aripiprazole;
- Remedies anxiolytics, such as Alprazolam or Clobazam;
- Remedy mood stabilizers, such as Lithium Carbonate;
- Psychotherapy, which prevents the occurrence of new crises and helps the patient to know how and when to take the meds.
In addition, it is also recommended that the patient has a healthy lifestyle with balanced diet and good sleeping habits to reduce the levels of stress and better control the disorder and cyclothymic.