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Overview of Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)

According to Go to ICD10ICD10, Cyclothymia is an affective (mood) disorder characterized by alternating and recurring periods of depression, elation, and normal moods similar to manic depressive disorder [bipolar] but of a less severe nature. This is a chronic disturbance of mood that lasts 2 years or longer.

Complimentary and alternative treatments for cyclothymia that are considered below include:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Conventional Neuro-feedback
  • Neurotransmitter Balancing

Differential Diagnosis of Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)

Treatment of Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

According to the Low Dose Naltrexone home page [LDN], LDN has been seen to benefit depression and bipolar, so it is reasonable to consider LDN for cyclothymia as well. Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of cyclothymia with LDN.

Please see What is Low Dose Naltrexone? for more information.

Conventional Neuro-feedback

Neuro-feedback has proven useful for treating depression and mania [and thus cyclothymia]. Dr. Weyrich has been certified in Neuro-feedback since 2008, and more recently completed an additional residency training program at ADD Clinic of Scottsdale, AZ. While at the ADD clinic, he treated numerous cases of depression.

Please see What is Neurotfeedback? for more information.

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Neuro Research [Hinz2015] reports that depression and mania [and thus cyclothymia] can be benefited by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the body.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in neurotransmitter balancing protocols, but has not treated cyclothymia, depression, or mania using this technique.

Please see What is Neurotransmitter Balancing? for more information.

ICD-10 Codes related to Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)

References for Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)