No medicines have been specifically approved for use in treating cyclothymia, butmood-stabilising medication and/or antidepressants have been used in practice and may be helpful, along with psychotherapy .
Mood stabilisers include:
Recently, some antipsychotics such as quetiapine have also been used as mood stabilisers.
However, not allpeople with cyclothymia respond to medication.
Psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) ,can be effective.CBT involves talking to a trained therapist to find ways tohelp you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. Itcan't remove your problems, butmay help you manage them in a more positive way.
Find your nearest depression support service .
It may also help to join a support group, so you can talk to others who share your experiences and problems. You can also ask your GP if there's a local group you can join.
Cyclothymia, or cyclothymic disorder, is a mild form of bipolar disorder.
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 seve
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 e
No medicines have been specifically approved for use in treating cyclothymia, butmood-stabilising medication and/or antidepressants have been used in practice and may be helpful, along with psychothe
It's not known how many people will go on to develop Bipolar disorder . However, it's been estimated that less than half of people with cyclothymia see their elevated or depressed moods become more se