hypomania 1843 (as a clinical word from 1882, from Ger. hypomanie); see HYPO- (Cf. hypo-) + MANIA (Cf. mania). Related: Hypomaniac; hypomanic.

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  • hypomania — [hī΄pō mā′nē ə, hī΄pōmān′yə; hip΄ōmā′nē ə, hip΄ōmān′yə] n. [ HYPO + MANIA] a mild form of mania, specif. of the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder hypomanic [hī΄pōman′ik, hip΄ōman′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hypomania — This article is an expansion of a section entitled Hypomania from within the main article: Bipolar disorder .Hypomania (literally, below mania) is a mood state characterized by persistent and pervasive elevated or irritable mood, and thoughts and …   Wikipedia

  • Hypomania —    (1881)    In a monograph on mania (called Mania [die Manie]), Emanuel Ernst Mendel (1839–1907), who headed a wellknown private nervous clinic in the Berlin suburb of Pankow and was said to be the last psychiatrist to master completely both… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • hypomania — hypochondria; hypomania /haypakondriya, hipa/haypameyn(i)ya, hipa / See insanity …   Black's law dictionary

  • hypomania — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1882 a mild mania especially when part of bipolar disorder • hypomanic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypomania — hypomanic /huy peuh man ik/, adj., n. /huy peuh may nee euh, mayn yeuh/, n. Psychiatry. a mania of low intensity. [1880 85; HYPO + MANIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypomania — noun A mild form of mania, especially the phase of several mood disorders characterized by euphoria or hyperactivity …   Wiktionary

  • hypomania — A mild degree of mania. * * * hy·po·ma·nia .hī pə mā nē ə, nyə n a mild mania esp. when part of bipolar disorder * * * n. a mild degree of mania. Elated mood leads to faulty judgment; behaviour lacks the usual social restraints and the sexual… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypomania — minor mania Manias and Obsessions …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hypomania — n. persistent state of excitement and high spirits which resembles mania but is is less intense (Psychiatry) …   English contemporary dictionary

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