Does This Sound Cyclothymic
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Q:  Does This Sound Cyclothymic


SEXUAL FLING AGE 30(MARRIED AT TIME)...FOLLOWED BY MAJ.DEP 2YEARS LATER LEADING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE (IV DEMEROL---2MONTHS BEFORE TREATMENT CENTER FOR ADDICTION...AT TREATMENT CENTER FOR 6 MONTHS WITH NO RESPONSE TO TREATMENT (PER CENTER) DISCHARGED AND MONITORED OVER THE NEXT 2 YEARS...
(PRIOR TO THIS NOTED ONE LOW GRADE MANIC(NO NEED FOR SLEEP--3 DAYS) , HISTORY OF SPORADIC ABUSE OF ALCOHOL,MARIJ,COCAINE BUT VERY EPISODIC(5-10 TIMES OVER 5 YEARS OF COLLEGE AND NEVER WITH ANY ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES)

DOES THIS SOUND CYCLOTHYMIC?
 

Dear Mark -- 
Could be; I hope you're in a position to see a therapist or psychiatrist and ask them!
Dr. Phelps
 


Published March, 2002
 

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