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Source: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Click HERE to purchase. — NOTE: DSM IS AN INVALUABLE BOOK TO HAVE TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND VARIOUS BRAIN DISORDERS. THIS POST IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK (DSM5). TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON ANY SPECIFIC BRAIN DISORDER, YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS BOOK OR FIND IT AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.
Diagnostic Criteria 301.13 (F34.0):
A. For at least 2 years (at least 1 year in children and adolescents) there have been numerous periods with hypomanie symptoms that do not meet criteria for a hypomanie episode and numerous periods with depressive symptoms that do not meet criteria for a major depressive episode.