Validated Criteria for Clinician-Rated Trait Hyperthymia. Primary Psychology (2004) Hyperthymia is characterized by four or more of the following attributes, which are not episode-bound, and constitute part of the habitual long-term functioning of the individual Upbeat and exuberant Articulate and jocular Over-optimistic and carefree Over-confident and boastful High energy level, full of plans and improvident activities Versatile, […]
It was the use and consequential paradoxical effects of Clonazepam—suffering from drug induced episodes of hypomania—which lead to the discovery that I am what they call “a hyperthymic temperament”. While it is true that patients who experience hypomania as a side effect of Clonazepam may prove to have a form of bipolar disorder that has previously gone unrecognized, drug-induced […]
Link: The Concept of Hyperthymia (2002, pre-DSM) The article reviews the conceptual history of “hyperthymia”.
“Intense creative episodes are, in many instances, indistinguishable from hypomania” — Kay Jamison Besides the birth control pill, I’d only ever had two prescriptions, but those two were the dyna-combo to do me in—I suffered paradoxical effects from Clonazepam, and Ambien was no joke. It took me until 2011 to make the connection. Clonazepam induced hypomania, […]
“What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments?…” I once met a physics teacher who immediately recognized me as the main character in the play he was nearly finished writing. “Absolutely EVERYTHING I remember is real. Lithium just added […]
How do you Define SpunkyGidget? spirited; plucky, having or showing courage or spirit in trying circumstances, senses & feels far more than can understand or put into words… And when you look up the definition of “Hyperthymia” on the internet, you find molly.com and me. I think I’m producing the “#MOopetsRUs” Moopet Show, but not one […]