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.
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
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com/periodicals/bps/content/1200734abs) In a study forthcoming in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers from the University of New South Wales and Australia's Black Dog Institute measured brain activity in 47 young adults thought to have a genetic risk for bipolar disorder 6 identified by having a close relative with the condition 6 and 49 controls.
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As well, it is important to prevent other difficulties associated with adolescent bipolar disorder, such as engaging in risky behaviors, hypersexual behavior leading to unwanted pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases, reckless driving, and the possibility of substance abuse (Papolos & Papolos, 1999).
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