Individuals with cyclothymic disorder have symptoms of depression and hypomania but have never experienced a full mood episode.
Although there are no mood episodes, it involves a longstanding pattern of mood instability or what's sometime called "stable instability."
People with cyclothymic disorder are seen by others as moody, unpredictable, and unreliable. However the condition often goes undiagnosed as individuals might not realize they're experiencing symptoms of a mental illness.
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