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I think ultradian cycling is technically ultra ultra rapid cycling.  Rapid cycling is wishfully defined by the DSM as more than four bipolar episodes in a single year.  (Heh.)  Plain ultra rapid cycling seems to be a grey area.  Has anyone conclusively defined this one yet?

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I finally looked it up, because I had been wondering and just too lazy to do it.

So...

rapid cycling:  4 episodes in a 12 month period

ultra rapid cycling:  4 or more episodes in a 1 month period

ultra ultra rapid cycling or ultradian cycling:  4 or more episodes in a 24 hour period

Episodes defined as a depressed, manic, hypomanic, or mixed state.

Well, now I know.  I am a ultra rapid cycler who is going through a ultradian period at the present time.  It sucks more when you know the technical term for it.  I should have kept my curious brain on day time TV.

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