Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Coping with cyclothymia can be difficult. During periods when you feel better, or during hypomanic symptoms, you may be tempted to stop treatment. Here are some ways to cope with cyclothymia:

  • Learn about the disorder. Learning about cyclothymia and its possible complications can empower you and motivate you to stick to your treatment plan. Also, help educate your family and friends about what you're going through.
  • Join a support group. Ask your provider if there's any type of support group that might help you reach out to others facing similar challenges.
  • Stay focused on your goals. Successfully managing cyclothymia can take time. Stay motivated by keeping your goals in mind.
  • Find healthy outlets. Explore healthy ways to channel your energy, such as hobbies, exercise and recreational activities.
  • Learn relaxation and stress management. Try relaxation methods or stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi.
June 04, 2015