bipolar disorder

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bipolar disorder

A mood disorder characterized by manic or hypomanic episodes typically alternating with depressive episodes. Also called manic-depressive disorder.

bipolar disorder


bipolar affective disorder


bipolar syndrome

(Psychiatry) a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression

bipo′lar disor′der

an affective disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with depression, usu. interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood; manic-depressive illness.
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Noun1.bipolar disorder - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depressionbipolar disorder - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
cyclic disorder, cyclothymia, cyclothymic disorder - a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
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About 10% of women had a bipolar disorder diagnosis, including 19 with bipolar I disorder, 10 with bipolar II disorder, and 5 with bipolar not otherwise specified.
Phenomenology and Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder in Children: A Critical Review, Gabrielle Carson
Hasin and colleagues (1989) found that patients with bipolar II disorder were likely to have an earlier remission from alcoholism compared with patients with schizoaffective disorder or bipolar I disorder.
The I nvestigating M anic P hases A nd C urrent T rends in Bipolar (IMPACT) study, which was designed to investigate the effects of periods of mania in people diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, also found for over three-quarters of respondents,bipolar I disorder had decreased their own expectations of success in life.
Mother-of-two Catherine has bipolar II disorder, a less severe form of bipolar I disorder which involves mood swings between depression and a kind of manic elation.
3) Bipolar I disorder is characterized by one or more manic or mixed episodes, often with one or more episodes of major depression, whereas bipolar II disorder is distinguished by one or more major depressive episodes accompanied by at least one hypomanic episode.
They found, consistent with previous research, that roughly 1% of ECA respondents met criteria for bipolar I disorder and another 0.
OTTAWA -- Two-thirds of people with Bipolar I Disorder are able to hold down a job, particularly if they have help with the practicalities of living, such as meal preparation or getting to doctor's appointments says a new study published in "How Healthy are Canadians?
2] The spectrum of bipolar disorders includes bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder.
Treatment options: Current therapies for the four common types of episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder.
23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca today launched its once-daily SEROQUEL XR(R) (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release Tablets for the acute treatment of the depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder and the manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, as well as the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder as adjunctive therapy to lithium or divalproex.
Posttraumatic stress disorder can worsen outcomes in people with bipolar I disorder, as measured by a lower likelihood of recovery, greater proportion of rapid cycling periods, increased risk of suicide attempts, and worse quality of life.