Symptoms & Signs
- Alternating episodes of hypomania and mild depression lasting for at least 2 years
- Patients tend to be more irritable or dark, rather than euphoric or happy
- Persistent symptoms (less than 2 symptom-free months in a row)
Diagnosis & Tests
The person’s own description of the behavior usually leads to diagnosis of the disorder.
Review Date : 8/24/2008
Reviewed By : Timothy A. Rogge, MD, private practice in Psychiatry, Kirkland, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.