What are the causes?

The causes of cyclothymia are unknown, but there is probably a genetic link cyclothymia, clinical depression and Bipolar disorder all tend to run in families.

In some people, traumatic events or experiencesmay act as a trigger for the condition, such as severe illness or long periods of stress .

Cyclothymia usually begins early in life and is equally common in both men and women.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018