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What is a euthymic state in bipolar disorder?

The mood state that we want a bipolar person to spend as much time as possible in is the euthymic state, which translates from Latin into "true mood" or normal mood. A stable and consistent normal mood is desirable and when we track mood states during the course of treatment it is important to note how much of the time the patient is feeling normal, not just how long they are in the altered mood states.

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