bipolar disorder

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bipolar disorder

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

bipolar disorder

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bipolar affective disorder

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bipolar syndrome

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

bipo′lar disor′der


n.
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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% Major depressive 7 36.84 10 33.33 17 disorder Bipolar disorder 2 10.52 3 10.00 5 NOS Impulse control 2 10.52 6 20.00 8 disorder NOS Adjustment disorder 2 10.52 4 13.33 6 unspecified Histrionic personality -- -- 1 03.33 1 disorder Personality 2 10.52 1 03.33 3 disorder NOS Obsessive- compulsive -- -- 1 03.33 1 disorder Schizophrenia 1 05.26 1 03.33 2 Multiple substance -- -- 1 03.33 1 abuse Alcohol 3 15.78 -- -- 3 dependence Dissociative -- -- 1 03.33 1 disorder Delusional -- -- 1 03.33 1 disorder Bipolar disorder NOS were present in 5 (10.20%) of total, in males 2 (10.52%) and females 3 (10.00%).
At first, I diagnosed this patient with eating disorder, bulimic type; eating disorder not otherwise specified; and polysubstance dependence in early remission with multiple rule-outs, including anxiety disorder NOS; psychotic disorder NOS; bipolar disorder NOS; and bipolar disorder with psychosis.
In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th Edition; text revision) (DSM-IV TR) and International Classification of Disease (ICD-10), bipolar disorder is conceptualised as a spectrum of disorders occurring on a continuum.8 The DSM-IV TR lists 3 specific subtypes (Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Cyclothymic disorder) and 1 non-specified diagnosis (Bipolar disorder NOS).