How do I know I have cyclothymia ?

If you have cyclothymia, you'll have periods of low mood followed by periods of euphoria and excitement, when you don't need much sleep.

The periods of low mood don't last long enough and aren't severe enough to merit a diagnosis of clinical depression , but they'll probablyinterfere with your ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

Mood swings will be fairly frequent, as well as persistentyou'll have no more than two symptom-free months in a row.

Your fluctuating moods need to have lasted at least two years (one year in childen and adolescents) for cyclothymia to be diagnosed.

Content supplied by the NHS Website

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018