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Overview of Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)
According to ICD10,
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
Differential Diagnosis of Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)
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.
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.