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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.

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  • Assessing both ourselves and others, we find ourselves attending to strange categories: reactivity, aloneness, risk and stress, spectrum traits, dysthymic and hyperthymic personality.

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  • 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.

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  • And, as much scientific research shows, hyperthymic personality enhances resilience to stressful or traumatic experiences.

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  • 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).

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