What is Cyclothymia?

People suffering from Cyclothymia will experience their moods swinging, from laughter to sadness, calmness to anger without warning. They can be judged as crazy or unhinged. However, some change in mood more often than others, and sometimes several times a day.

Cyclothymia symptoms

When mood undergoes repeated fluctuations, lightly and briefly, this is called cyclothymia. This instability is generally characterized by changes in behavior or emotions. Irritability, accelerated speech flow, agitation, and excessive pessimism give way to their opposite during the day or week. Cyclothymia is very difficult to control and sufferers often tend to explode at the slightest provocation; Traffic congestion, an appointment delay, or a faulty dishwasher are enough to provoke anger.

This susceptibility and being on edge reveals an inability to manage events and tolerate frustration. Unpleasant for the sufferers friends and family, who never knows what to expect, these mood swings are particularly debilitating for cyclothymic sufferer themselves.

Management and treatment

If euphoria or sadness suddenly comes over you, try to identify the reasons. In sadness or frustration, try to keep control of your emotions in relativizing your annoyance. Do not hesitate to consult a doctor or therapist who will help you see more clearly.

Keeping in control of emotions

Yoga, martial arts or gymnastics are said to help you learn to become aware of your inner strength and reconcile body and mind. Judo, karate, capoeira, kung fu, tai chi or qi gong: disciplines abound so find one that suits you best. Maybe self-help books or treating oneself to a massage could also help.