CYCLOTHYMIA

CYCLOTHYMIA- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Cyclothymia is a relatively mild mood disorder that affects people’s moods and causes emotional ups and downs.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • CAUSES OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • DIAGNOSIS OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • TREATMENTS FOR CYCLOTHYMIA
  • PROGNOSIS OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • COMPLICATIONS OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • CYCLOTHYMIA AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CYCLOTHYMIA
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CYCLOTHYMIA
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CYCLOTHYMIA
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR CYCLOTHYMIA
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CYCLOTHYMIA
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR CYCLOTHYMIA
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CYCLOTHYMIA
  • YOGA FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Unpredictable mood swings

The hypomanic and depressive symptoms are seen;

  • Irritability
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Anger
  • Insecurity feeling
  • Impulsivity
  • Impaired social relationships.
  • Difficulty managing emotions and behaviour
  • Self-destructive behaviours
  • More than usual talking
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Tearfulness
  • Problems related to sleep

CAUSES OF CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Altered level of neurotransmitters
  • Genetic reasons
  • Stress
  • Bad experiences in life

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CYCLOTHYMIA

The pathophysiology of cyclothymia is similar to psychiatric disorders, which is likely due to the above-mentioned causes as well as psychosocial and environmental factors. Also, the presence of an underlying affective instability may cause the individual to respond with maladaptive behaviours.

DIAGNOSIS OF CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Proper History taking
  • Laboratory tests to find out hormonal changes.

TREATMENTS FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications – antidepressants, antipsychotics or mood-stabilizing drugs

PROGNOSIS OF CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Early diagnosis and treatment help to manage the symptoms related to cyclothymia. 

COMPLICATIONS OF CYCLOTHYMIA   

  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Substance abuse
  • Risk of developing an anxiety disorder

CYCLOTHYMIA AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda cyclothymia can be managed based on manasika vyadhi and unmada chikilsa.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Excess vitiation of doshas in the body
  • Increase of mano doshas like rajas and tamas

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Intense irritability with or without a specific reason

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CYCLOTHYMIA

Excessive vitiation of doshas in the body due to improper food and behaviours along with derangement in manodoshas leads to irritability in the manas (mind).

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Dushtaatmaanaam (deceitful/exploitative/unlawful)
  • Krodhanam (aggressive/hostile/impulsive)
  • Atruptam (unsatisfied/unpleasant)
  • Deva, braahmana, guru dveshinam (arrogant/grandiose/envious/negative emotionality)
  • Nirbhayam & Shooram (reckless behaviour/impulsive)
  • Vyavasaayinam (violent/unlawful/firmness/persistence), 
  • Vikruta vaacham (hostility/verbal aggression)

Along with these symptoms, the person may also show normal mood and behaviour.

 AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate treatments

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Brahmighrita
  • Brahmi swarasa – juice of Bacopa monnieri
  • Saraswataghrita
  • Manasamitra vatakam
  • Kalyanakaghrita
  • Dasamolaghrita
  • Aswagandharista
  • Shankpushpi churna

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Murdha taila – oil application on the head
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Enhance communications with family members
  • Avoid irritable situations
  • Always engaged in activities

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible nutritious food items, cow’s milk, and ghee.
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Advice regular exercise

YOGA FOR CYCLOTHYMIA

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Shavasana – relaxes the body and mind
  • Bhastrika pranayama

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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