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- adj. Having, or pertaining to, hyperthymia.
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Called hyperthymic temperament, this kind of personality is biologically and genetically related to manic-depression.
Assessing both ourselves and others, we find ourselves attending to strange categories: reactivity, aloneness, risk and stress, spectrum traits, dysthymic and hyperthymic personality.
People with hyperthymic personality, when exposed to traumas such as war or terrorist attacks or life-threatening illness, are less likely to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
And, as much scientific research shows, hyperthymic personality enhances resilience to stressful or traumatic experiences.
Dysphoric depression, which many people think of as a mixed episode, consists of "intrusions of hypomanic symptoms or hyperthymic traits into a retarded major depressive episode" (Merck).