bipolar disorder

(redirected from Bipolar depression)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Bipolar depression: manic depression, unipolar depression

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to encouraging patients to work with a physician to develop a treatment plan, the exhibit offers opportunities to register for Thinking Forward(TM), a support program that provides free information, resources, and practical advice for people with bipolar depression.
While lithium and several antiepileptic and antipsychotic agents are currently used to treat either manic or mixed episodes of BPD, only Eli Lilly's Symbyax and AstraZeneca's Seroquel have received FDA approval for treatment of bipolar depression.
MONTREAL -- Primary care physicians are not confident when it comes to diagnosing and managing patients with bipolar depression, according to a cross-sectional survey of providers participating in a national electronic health record database.
This increase in operating expenses of $787,000 was primarily the result of increased spending associated with advancement of both our Phase 3 clinical trial of RG1068 for pancreatic imaging, and our Phase 2b clinical trial of RG2417 for bipolar depression, as well as increased research and development expenses associated with our preclinical HDAC inhibitor program for Friedreich's ataxia.
com/reports/c42440) has announced the addition of the new report from Datamonitor "Pipeline Insight: Bipolar Disorder - New Treatments for Bipolar Depression Set to Drive Near-term Growth" to their offering.
Unipolar and bipolar depression are not associated with any major deficit in the sensory aspects of gustatory and olfactory function or altered hedonic ratings of chemosensory stimuli, a Polish study shows.
Lamictal Will Retain Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard Status for Bipolar Depression, According to a New Report from Decision Resources
Chapter 11 Diagnostic and Clinical Management Approaches to Bipolar Depression, Bipolar II and their Comorbidities (Giulio Perugi, S.
Antidepressants that work fairly well for "vanilla" unipolar depression are ineffective for bipolar depression, he said.
1) This online survey was commissioned by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and AstraZeneca to better understand the impact of bipolar depression on people's lives.
He led the efforts resulting in the launch and/or product lifecycle of several important neuroscience products, including the antidepressant Prozac, Strattera for attention-deficit (ADHD), Symbyax for bipolar depression, Cymbalta for major depression/ neuropathic pain, and the psychotropic Zyprexa (including a series of line extensions).
Authors looked at five randomized, controlled trials comparing lamotrigine with placebo for treatment of bipolar depression.