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'''Hyperthymia''' is a term applied to excessive [[emotionality]] or [[excitability]].
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'''Hyperthymia''' is a [[personality trait]] associated with [[cheerfulness]], high energy levels and [[motivation]]. In its exaggerated form it is linked to excessive [[emotionality]] or [[excitability]].
   
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It is the opposite of [[dysthymia]].
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In the [[cyclothymic personality type]] these two states were thought to alternate.
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It is to be distinguished from [[hypomania]] which was seen as a clinically severe expression of the personality trait, requiring treatment.
   
 
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Hyperthymia is a personality trait associated with cheerfulness, high energy levels and motivation. In its exaggerated form it is linked to excessive emotionality or excitability.

It is the opposite of dysthymia.

In the cyclothymic personality type these two states were thought to alternate.

It is to be distinguished from hypomania which was seen as a clinically severe expression of the personality trait, requiring treatment.

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