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4/29/2019 update: While I had intended this group be about Cyclothymia, it has not been possible thus far in over over 12 weeks to find anyone else relating to Cyclothymia who is already meeting or wishes to personally meet in groups in the Boston area. Cyclothymia supposedly exists in about 1% of the population and is thought to be under-reported. At the same time, there have been considerable parallels in what appears to be a very similar personality referred to as the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), which reportedly occurs in up to 30% of the population and is not considered a disorder. I have decided to continue to explore the HSP to see how closely it matches the current DSM-V for Cyclothymia. It is similar in many ways - search for the distinctions continue.

Until further notice then, …….

This is a group for those associating with Cyclothymia as a mild neurological or psychological disorder they wish to better understand. Whether you have already been diagnosed with Cyclothymia, or you have come to suspect it, this group is for you.

Learn what Cyclothymia is and how the professional community has been developing its understanding over the last 25 years from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, with the history of Cyclothymia condensed here: http://dsm.wikia.com/wiki/Cyclothymic_Disorder . Wikipedia has earned respect for its well organized simplified summaries as a beginning to learning. Note embedded links to help navigate through related disorders. While it is rewarding to finally relate to an illness as a kind of self-diagnosis, obviously our reading is not very likely to be as accurate as a professional psychiatric diagnosis.

Additional helpful Articles on Cyclothymia:

https://www.psycom.net/depression.central.cyclothymia.html

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cyclothymia/symptoms-causes/syc-20371275

https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/cyclothymia

http://mental-health-today.com/bp/cyclo.htm

Research papers on Cyclothymia:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5405616/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609426/

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Where are the cyclothymic personalities?

I am presently also reading up on a similar group of personalities called Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), which appear very similar:

Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) – somewhere in the range of 20-30% of the population.

Elaine Aron: The HSP + about 5 more books

Jean Orloff Tierny: Empath

Douglas Eby: http://highability.org/911/high-sensitivity-gifted-adults-disorder/

Other authors:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/communication-success/201711/24-signs-highly-sensitive-person

Preston Ni: Are you an HSP? How to … + : https://introvertdear.com/news/things-a-highly-sensitive-person-needs/

Caroline Kimmanade: https://thehappysensitive.com/which-kind-of-sensitive-are-you/

Highly Sensitive Extravert (HSE) – possibly 30% of HSPs

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sense-and-sensitivity/201408/how-cope-highly-sensitive-extrovert

https://www.aconsciousrethink.com/3108/7-signs-youre-extroverted-empath/

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Cyclothymia Support Group

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Are you looking for a safe group dedicated to understanding cyclothymia? By joining Boston Cyclothymia Meetup you may be helping not only yourselves, your families, and your fellow group members; you may also be giving hope to numerous outsiders with Cyclothymia who are looking in, trying to understand it. You will be giving us hope that such support groups can exist in our own areas, bringing us the best kind of knowledge about this under-studied disorder - the knowledge of shared personal experience, which I believe will lead to our own responsible and personal growth. I hope to be finishing up the Cyclothymia Workbook, by Prentis Price, within the next few weeks. I will then focus on the related HSP personality by first reading the Highly Sensitive Person, by Elain Aron, starting in April and possibly working through that workbook therafter.

Cyclothymia Support Group

Starbucks

Are you looking for a safe group dedicated to understanding cyclothymia? By joining Boston Cyclothymia Meetup you may be helping not only yourselves, your families, and your fellow group members; you may also be giving hope to numerous outsiders with Cyclothymia who are looking in, trying to understand it. You will be giving us hope that such support groups can exist in our own areas, bringing us the best kind of knowledge about this under-studied disorder - the knowledge of shared personal experience, which I believe will lead to our own responsible and personal growth. I hope to be finishing up the Cyclothymia Workbook, by Prentis Price, within the next few weeks. I will then focus on the related HSP personality by first reading the Highly Sensitive Person, by Elain Aron, starting in April and possibly working through that workbook therafter.

Cyclothymia Support Group

Starbucks

Are you looking for a safe group dedicated to understanding cyclothymia? By joining Boston Cyclothymia Meetup you may be helping not only yourselves, your families, and your fellow group members; you may also be giving hope to numerous outsiders with Cyclothymia who are looking in, trying to understand it. You will be giving us hope that such support groups can exist in our own areas, bringing us the best kind of knowledge about this under-studied disorder - the knowledge of shared personal experience, which I believe will lead to our own responsible and personal growth. I hope to be finishing up the Cyclothymia Workbook, by Prentis Price, within the next few weeks. I will then focus on the related HSP personality by first reading the Highly Sensitive Person, by Elain Aron, starting in April and possibly working through that workbook therafter.

Cyclothymia Support Group

Starbucks

Are you looking for a safe group dedicated to understanding cyclothymia? By joining Boston Cyclothymia Meetup you may be helping not only yourselves, your families, and your fellow group members; you may also be giving hope to numerous outsiders with Cyclothymia who are looking in, trying to understand it. You will be giving us hope that such support groups can exist in our own areas, bringing us the best kind of knowledge about this under-studied disorder - the knowledge of shared personal experience, which I believe will lead to our own responsible and personal growth. I hope to be finishing up the Cyclothymia Workbook, by Prentis Price, within the next few weeks. I will then focus on the related HSP personality by first reading the Highly Sensitive Person, by Elain Aron, starting in April and possibly working through that workbook therafter.

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Cyclothymia Support Group

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