Cyclothymia

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What is cyclothymia?

Cyclothymia is a mood disorder characterized by brief episodes of hypomanic and depression followed by irregular course of moods which are less severe than those experienced in bipolar disorder.

Common symptoms reported by people with cyclothymia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for cyclothymia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
cyclothymia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Trileptal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
cyclothymia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Epilim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
cyclothymia (1)

Data from patients with cyclothymia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cyclothymia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
for cyclothymia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation with irritability heart palpitations 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
cyclothymia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Trileptal)
Perceived effectiveness
for cyclothymia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog daytime sedation 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
cyclothymia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Epilim)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cyclothymia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cyclothymia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has cyclothymia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 85 say cyclothymia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 26
30s 52
40s 51
50s 42
60s 29
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 53
20-29 years 31
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 62
Female 152

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 144
Not Diagnosed 15

These charts show data from cyclothymia patients who have completed their condition history
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